Anti-cancer properties of Asian crucifers




New and Emerging Plant Industries

Research Organisation

OLD ABN-The State Of Queensland Acting Through The Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation

Objective Summary

Identification of key crucifer species which could form the basis of industry sales on health rather than culinary issues similar to broccoli sprouts in the USA. Identification and quantification of demonstrated anticancer glucosinolates in Asian crucifers. Provision of advice or recommendations on a pathway for addressing the regulatory issues relating to anticancer claims. The research has an aim to promote the consumption of Asian vegetables by broadening the consumer base through sales to people who would not have purchased Asian vegetables on a culinary basis (ie. flavour). A second and underlying issue is to identify products that will reduce the incidence of internal cancers in the Australian community.

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Project Start Date

Saturday, May 31, 2003

Project Completion Date

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

NEPI-Feasibility studies and industry literature reviews