The influence of selenium addition during germination of Brassica seeds on health-promoting potential of sprouts
The correlation among selenium uptake, the content of bioactive compounds in sprouts, and biological activities triggered in cultured human cells by sprout extracts was investigated. Seeds of Brassica crops and rye were treated with SeO2 water solution. The selenium levels in sprouts increased from 1.0-4.1 to 53.3-382 μg/g dw with no influence on plant physiology according to the indices used. Neither the composition of glucosinolates...
Simultaneous Determination of Indolic Compounds in Plant Extracts by Solid-Phase Extraction and High-Performance Liquid Chromatography with UV and Fluorescence Detection
A high-performance liquid chromatographic method with UV and fluorescence detection (HPLC-DAD-FLD) was developed for simultaneous determination of indolic compounds in plant material. Indole-3-carbinol (I3C), indole-3-acetic acid (I3AA), indole-3-acetonitrile (I3ACN), and 3,3′-diindolylmethane (DIM) were used as representative compounds that cover a wide spectrum of indole structures occurring in nature. For concentration and purification...
The influence of roasting and additional processing on the content of bioactive components in special purpose coffees
Coffee being the beverage consumed worldwide is also a very competitive commodity. Consequently, producers seek ways of attracting consumers by proposing e.g. novel ingredient combinations usually without evaluating their health quality. In this study, variations in health-promoting determinants for five special purpose coffee brews were characterized. The major bioactive components - chlorogenic acids (CAs) - detected by HPLC-DAD-MS...
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