sinigrin


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sinigrin

A glucosinolate present found in plants of the Brassicaceae family (e.g., Brussels sprouts, broccoli, the seeds of black mustard, horseradish) which is used as a general tonic.

sinigrin

a toxic glycoside in the seed of Sinapis nigra (black mustard). Converted by the enzyme myrosin to allylisothiocyanate, the volatile oil of mustard.
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One of the most powerful glycosides found in horseradish, sinigrin has been found to relive the symptoms of water retention, due to its stimulating effect on the blood capillaries.
Each pair included a black mustard plant with either high or low sinigrin concentrations.
And just for the record, those are sinigrin and sulforaphane which give the hated sprout its pungent taste.
The distinctive taste and smell of sprouts is, in fact, caused by a phytochemical called sinigrin.
The study showed that the plant chemical allyl-isothiocyanate, a breakdown product of sinigrin, a chemical compound found in brassica vegetables, appeared to selectively target colon tumour cells in laboratory work.
Brussels sprouts contain sinigrin, a special type of glucosinolate which is a particular type of phytochemical, also found in cabbage and other 'greens'.
Concentrations of total glucosinolates and sinigrin were natural log transformed for the analysis to equalize sced asticity.
The young shoots also contain sinigrin, which is said to persuade pre-cancerous cells in diseases such as cancer of the colon.
ADRIENNE SAYS: Your friend has probably heard about some recent scientific research into broccoli sprouts that has shown that they contain high levels of anti-cancer compounds, plus one called Sinigrin that kills off pre- cancerous cells.
Laboratory-reared common cutworms were maintained on a synthetic meridic diet containing chickpea seeds and sinigrin as a phagostimulant.