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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Environmental Engineering
Sivakumar, G., Aliboni, A., Antonini, A., & Bacchetta, L. (2007). Bioactive sulforaphane from in vitro propagated brassica seedlings. Engineering in Life Sciences, 7(3), 275 - 277. https://doi.org/10.1002/elsc.200620192