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Selecting sprouts of Brassicaceae for optimum phytochemical composition.
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PMID:  23061899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cruciferous foods (Brassicaceae spp.) are rich in nutrients and bioactive compounds. Edible sprouts are becoming popular fresh foods and therefore, the phytochemical profiling of 9 varieties of Brassicaceae (broccoli, kohlrabi, red cabbage, rutabaga, turnip, turnip greens, radish, garden cress and white mustard) was evaluated for this purpose. The glucosinolates in seeds were significantly higher than in sprouts and the day 8 of germination was considered the optimum for consumption. The sprouts with higher concentrations of glucosinolates in 8-day old sprouts were white mustard, turnip and kohlrabi (~815 mg100 g-1 F.W., ~766 mg100 g-1 F.W. and ~653 mg100 g-1 F.W., respectively). Red cabbage and radish presented great total glucosinolates content (~516 mg100 g-1 F.W. and ~297 mg100 g-1 F.W., respectively in 8 day-old sprouts) and also higher total phenolic contents, biomass and antioxidant capacity. The selection of the best performers in terms of germination quality and phytochemical composition is the key to optimize new fresh and rich foods, enriched in health bioactive compounds. Further research of bioavailability of the bioactive compounds in Brassica foods will allow to backed recommendations for dietary effective dosages for nutrition and health.
Nieves Baenas; Diego A Moreno; Cristina Garcia-Viguera
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of agricultural and food chemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1520-5118     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Agric. Food Chem.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374755     Medline TA:  J Agric Food Chem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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