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Title: Analysis of Phenolics and Glucosinolates in Broccoli Seeds and Sprouts

item Berhow, Mark
item Tisserat, Brent
item Vaughn, Steven
item Duval, Sandra

Submitted to: American Chemical Society Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/13/2006
Publication Date: 3/29/2007
Citation: Berhow, M.A., Jham, G.N., Tisserat, B., Vaughn, S.F., Duval, S.M. 2007. Analysis of phenolics and glucosinolates in broccoli seeds and sprouts [abstract]. American Chemical Society. p. A145.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Plants from the crucifer family (Brassicaceae) have been touted for their health-enhancing effects when incorporated into diets of both humans and animals. Recently, a great deal of research attention has been focused on the glucosinolates, due to their high positive activity of their hydrolysis products in a variety of cancer-related bioassays. However, the seeds and sprouts of the crucifer plants also contain a number of interesting phenolic compounds that may also have key biological activities both for the plant and for the animals that consume them. Compounds isolated from seeds and sprouts from a variety of crucifer-related species, including broccoli, show that some of these phenolic compounds are present in concentrations similar to those of the glucosinolates, and may have implications in the use of sprouts as a health-supplement.