Glucosinolates (ß-thioglucoside-. N-hydroxysulfates) are plant secondary metabolites present in 16 families of dicotyledonous angiosperms including many edible species. At least 120 distinct glucosinolates have been identified, although closely related taxonomic groups typically contain only a small number of such compounds. Glucosinolates and/or their degradation products, the isothiocyanates, are valued for their antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cytoprotective attributes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Food and Health|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Sep 14 2015|
- Cruciferous plants
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