Definitions

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  • noun biochemistry An enzyme that converts alliin into allicin.

Etymologies

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alliin +‎ -ase

Examples

  • In fact, garlic has no flavour until it's cut or crushed, which releases an enzyme (alliinase) and aprecursor, which have been isolated from one another in the garlic but which on cutting, slicing or crushing react to produce garlic's smell and flavour.

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  • And the smaller you cut the cloves, or the more thoroughly you crush them, the more the alliinase is released, the more thiosulfinates are formed and the stronger the pong.

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  • According to the boffins, garlic has no flavour until the cell walls are broken, and when the cell walls are broken, the enzyme alliinase is released, which reacts with a precursor compound, alliin, to form diallyl thiosulfinate and other thiosulfinates the pongy and tasty side of the garlic.

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  • Carefully dried garlic powder preserves the alliinase activity, but the powder should be ingested in enteric-coated tablets to protect it from inactivation by stomach acid.

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  • Carefully dried garlic powder preserves the alliinase activity, but the powder should be ingested in enteric-coated tablets to protect it from inactivation by stomach acid.

    The Best Alternative Medicine

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