CYANOGENIC GLYCOSIDES - THEIR ROLE AND POTENTIAL IN PLANT FOOD RESOURCES
Keywords:cyanogenic glycosides, plant food resources, linseed, Linum usitatissimum L.
Plants have metabolites and mechanisms that provide them with the basic building blocks for germination, growth, and reproduction processes, while providing them with protection and increasing their adaptation to environmental stresses. Due to their multifunctional significance, cyanogenic glycosides (CNG) indicate the importance of their role in the plant organism. Their diversity and biochemical origin are worth noting. Paradoxically, several nutritionally important food sources of plant origin are characterized by the presence of cyanogenic glycosides in various tissues. Processing approaches of plant food resources ensure a reduction in the content of these ingredients to an acceptable safe level. Different bacteria-based biotechnological processes are applied to minimize the content of CNG in food products. For the usability and identification of the added value of plant food resources, it is important to know the functions and importance of antinutritional components of metabolism with a consequent impact on nutrition and health. In the review we provided a comprehensive view of the importance and potential of CNG in plants with a focus on food sources, where the model object was presented by linseed.
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Online Published 2021-10-01