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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Citrus Limonoid Research: An Overview

Authors
item Hasegawa, Shin
item Berhow, Mark
item Manners, Gary

Submitted to: American Chemical Society Symposium Series
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: February 17, 2000
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: The citrus limonoids are a rare natural compound group that has been thoroughly investigated on their biochemical nature, biological functions, food applications, importance in plant physiology, relationship in different plant species and cultivars, byproduct recovery, and commercial applications. There is increased interest in limonoids as potential cancer preventing compounds in foods. This chapter summarizes the previous chemical and biochemical research on citrus limonoids and discusses future research projects which are examining the role these compounds play in both human and plant health.

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