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Saponins in Food, Feedstuffs and Medicinal Plants

by W. Oleszek

Part of the Proceedings of the Phytochemical Society of Europe Series

Saponins in Food, Feedstuffs and Medicinal Plants Synopsis

Saponins are glycosides of triterpenes, steroids or steroidal alkaloids. They can be found in plants and marine organisms. Very diverse biological activities are ascribed to saponins and they play important roles in food, animal feedstuffs, and pharmaceutical properties. This volume provides a selection of recent work on saponins presented at a symposium in Pulawy, Poland, in 1999. Many different aspects are treated: analysis, separation, biological activities, relevant use in human and animal nutrition, and ecological significance. This book will be of use to researchers both in universities and industry.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780792360230
Publication date: 1st June 2000
Author: W. Oleszek
Publisher: Springer
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 292 pages
Categories: Organic chemistry, Plastics & polymers technology,

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