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Scoville scale

  The Scoville scale is used to sensory evaluate the pungency (spicy heat) of chili peppers and other spicy foods. The scale is reported in Scoville heat units (SHU), a function of the concentration of the naturally occurring alcaloide capsaicin. The scale is named after its creator, American pharmacist Wilbur...

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Starch

  Starch is a polysaccharide of plant origin. It is digestible in the human GI tract and therefore has great importance in human nutrition. Starch makes an efficient energy store in plants. It does not have sweet taste like monosaccharides and disaccharides. The plants store starch in cereal seeds and...

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Sulforaphane

  Sulforaphane belongs to a group of plant substances called isothiocyanates which have a high biological activity. Sulforaphane is the strongest inducer of liver detoxification enzymes and has a protective effect on healthy tissue. The green vegetable broccoli gives the most sulforaphane, followed by kohlrabi and cauliflower. But sulforaphane as...