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  • n. Any of several defense-related enzymes, in plants such as mustard, that hydrolyze glycosides thus releasing potentially toxic substances

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  • An enzyme in cruciferous vegetables, called myrosinase, converts glucosinolates to isothiocyanates when they're chopped or chewed.

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  • It contains digestive enzymes that help you break down food, and they contain myrosinase that boosts detoxification of environmental chemicals.

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  • A study published last month by researchers from Oregon State University revealed that myrosinase is also missing from most supplements of cruciferous vegetable blends.

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  • Cabbage's anti-carcinogenic glucosinolates are formed by the activity of myrosinase enzymes, which are released when cabbage is sliced or chopped.

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  • Cabbage provides anti-carcinogenic glucosinolates, which are formed by the activity of myrosinase enzymes released when cabbage is sliced or chopped.

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  • When these vegetables are cut, chewed or digested, a sulfur-containing compound called sinigrin is brought into contact with the enzyme myrosinase, resulting in the release of glucose and breakdown products, including highly reactive compounds called isothiocyanates.

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  • Cooking denatures the myrosinase enzyme, thus stopping the production of glucosinolates.

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  • The interaction of a protein called epithiospecifier protein (ESP) with myrosinase diverts the reaction toward the production of epithionitriles or nitriles depending on the glucosinolate structure.

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  • 18 C.lories and provides 34 percent of the RDA for vitamin C. Daikon also contains the active enzyme myrosinase that aids digestion, particularly of starchy foods.

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