The Effect of Steaming on the Glucosinolate Content in Broccoli (2010)

Title The Effect of Steaming on the Glucosinolate Content in Broccoli
Published in Acta Horticulturae, Vol. 867, p.37-46. ISSN 0567-7572.
Author Verkerk, R.; Knol, J.J.; Dekker, M.
Date 2010
Reference(s) Leerstoelgroep Productontwerpen en kwaliteitskunde, Product Design and Quality Management Group
Language English
Type Article
Abstract Total and individual glucosinolates were measured after different duration of steaming broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica). During steaming, the temperature profile, cell lysis and inactivation of myrosinase were assessed as well. Steaming resulted in high retention of total aliphatic and indolyl glucosinolates in the cooked product. Only after extensive steaming of broccoli (30 min) substantial losses of total indolyl glucosinolates of 55% and total aliphatic glucosinolates of 8.5% were observed. Steaming broccoli for more than 6 min result in complete inactivation of the hydrolytic enzyme myrosinase. However, steaming of broccoli for less than 6 min may result in a high intake of glucosinolates, in the presence of a residual active myrosinase, allowing the release of health-protective breakdown products of glucosinolates after consumption
Persistent Identifier urn:nbn:nl:ui:32-396306
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Source Wageningen University & Research Centre

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