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
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...