Nitrates and Glucosinolates as Strong Determinants of the Nutritional Quality in Rocket Leafy Salads

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Cavaiuolo, Marina; Ferrante, Antonio;
(2014)
  • Publisher: MDPI
  • Journal: Nutrients,volume 6,issue 4,pages1,519-1,538 (issn: 2072-6643, eissn: 2072-6643)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/nu6041519, pmc: PMC4011049
  • Subject: Antioxidants; Cancer; Glucosinolates; Nitrates; Rocket | Nutrition. Foods and food supply | TX341-641 | antioxidants | Review | rocket | glucosinolates | cancer | Settore AGR/04 - Orticoltura e Floricoltura | nitrates
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Rocket is an important leafy vegetable crop and a good source of antioxidants and anticancer molecules such as glucosinolates and other sulfur compounds. Rocket is also a hyper-accumulator of nitrates which have been considered for long time the main factors that cause ... View more
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