The epidemiologic, traceback, and laboratory investigations indicated that this outbreak of cyanide poisoning resulted from eating cassava with a high cyanogenic
Continuous consumption of cyanogenic
food might mimic the
The presence of cyanogenic
glycosides was not found in any of the analyzed species, but in some species the presence of saponins was recorded (Table 2).
Concentrations of alkaloids, cyanogenic
glycosides, polyphenols and saponins in selected medicinal plants from Ecuador and their relationship with acute toxicity against Artemia salina.
Drying and processing protocols affect the quantification of cyanogenic
glucosides in forage sorghum.
Vegetables with goitrogenic effect contain thioglycosides or cyanogenic
Cyanide, in the form of cyanogenic
glycosides (cyanide bound to a sugar molecule), is typically present in the vegetative tissues, fruits, and seeds of species in the genus Prunus (family Rosaceae), and might defend seeds against predation (Levin, 1976; Swain et al., 1992; Haque and Bradbury, 2002).
Tapioca starch is a cyanogenic
glucoside called linamarin that when consumed is converted by the normal gut microflora to hydrogen cyanide.
edulis leaves are rich in phenolic compounds, alkaloids, cyanogenic
glycosides, monoterpenes and saponins (LORENZI and MATOS, 2002), which inhibit RNA extraction (BITENCOURT et al., 2011).
The screening was done to determine the presence of bioactive chemical components in the two plant samples such as alkaloids, antraquinones, cyanogenic
glycosides, unsaturated sterols, flavonoids and saphonins according to the standard protocols described previously [2, 6, 15].