prunasin

prunasin

a cyanogenetic glycoside found in the seeds, and to a less extent in the foliage, of plants of the Rosaceae family.
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Graham CJ Non-structural carbohydrate and prunasin composition of peach seedlings fertilized with different nitrogen source and aluminum.
To briefly summarize information about amygdalin and nitrilosides, the following is offered: Amygdalin is one of many nitriloside compounds, which are natural cyanide-containing substances found in many foods, including all of the seeds of the prunasin family (apricots, peaches, apples, pears, and others), millet, buckwheat, cassava melons, and many others.
Maxon, concerning xenobiotic materials such as phenolics, tannins, the cyanogenic glycoside prunasin, and illudanes, which protect the plant from herbivores (Alonso-Amelot and Avendano, 2002; Alonso-Amelot et al.