Bioactive sulforaphane from in vitro propagated brassica seedlings

G. Sivakumar, A. Aliboni, A. Antonini, Loretta Bacchetta

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Sulforaphane is a biologically active phytochemical found abundantly in Brassica species. Sulforaphane from eighteen samples of three-day-old in vitro seedlings from Brassicas, the Brassica oleracea and Brassica rapa varieties were analyzed by HPLC. San Martino, cavolfiore Alverda, cavolo verza riccio d'Asti and cavolfiore Minaret (4.57; 4.54; 4.53 and 4.53 [mg/g d.w], respectively) seedlings showed the highest level of sulforaphane. The presented data may be applicable to choose sulforaphane-rich Brassica varieties for functional foods. A higher sulforaphane content in functional foods might offer health benefits or desirable physiological effects. © 2007 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275 - 277
Number of pages3
JournalEngineering in Life Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Bioengineering

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