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Cucurbitacins in plant food

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Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Hans Christer Andersson , Jørn Gry , and Inge Søborg

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289313810

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Poisoning, Cucurbitaceous Vegetables, Toxic Compounds, Cucurbitacins, Squash, Cucurbitaceous Plants

Poisoning due to Cucurbitaceous vegetables seems to be linked to intake of immensely bitter vegetables. The bitter and toxic compounds in these vegetables are cucurbitacins, which are well known in wild varieties o...