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  • n. any salt or ester of the hypothetical isothiocyanic acid; or the -NCS radical or the NCS-1 anion; isomeric with thiocyanate

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  • n. a family of compounds derived from horseradish and radishes and onions and mustards; source of the hotness of those plants and preparations


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  • The benefit would likely be the same in other cruciferous vegetables that contain a compound called isothiocyanate, including brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, rocket or arugula, watercress and horseradish, they added.

    Progressive Bloggers

  • Watercress is a rich source of the glucosinolate derivatives phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC) and methylsulphinylakyl isothiocyanates (MEITCs), which have a range of anticancer activities.

    Forever Young

  • Another substance is phenethyl isothiocyanate PEITC, which may inhibit the emergence of lung tumors in animals that have been bred to create cancerous tumors.

    Meg Wolff: What We Can Do About Breast Cancer

  • See: "The role of STAT-3 in the induction of apoptosis in pancreatic cancer cells by benzyl isothiocyanate."

    Which cruciferious vegetables help prevent cancer, according to latest studies?

  • The study reported, "Benzyl isothiocyanate (BITC), a compound found in cruciferous vegetables, has been reported to have anticancer properties, but the mechanism whereby it inhibits growth of human pancreatic cancer cells is incompletely understood."

    Which cruciferious vegetables help prevent cancer, according to latest studies?

  • Pungent foods such as brussels sprouts, broccoli, onions, spices, coffee and chocolate, Profet says, nauseate some pregnant women because they contain compounds, such as allyl isothiocyanate in cabbage, that can interfere with fetal-organ formation.

    Babies, Broccoli And Birth Defects

  • Rutgers researchers found that the curry spice turmeric (curcumin) holds real potential for both the treatment and prevention of prostate cancer, particularly when combined with phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC), a naturally occurring substance particularly abundant in cruciferous vegetables including watercress, cabbage, winter cress, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower, kohlrabi and turnips.

    January 15th, 2006

  • In alfalfa sprouts, the defenses include the toxic amino acid canavanine (p. 259); in broccoli sprouts, the defenses are sulforaphanes, a kind of isothiocyanate (p. 321) that appears to help prevent the development of cancer.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • The key is allyl isothiocyanate, the compound in wasabi that gives out its distinctive smell and can be detected even during sleep.

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

  • The heat compound in mustard, allyl isothiocyanate, is affected by heat, so to make the hottest mustard, cold liquid must be added to the seed. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph


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