5. Natural products from vegetables

Vegetables are particularly interesting as sources of new bioactive molecules, as their long standing usage as sources of human food implies that compounds derived from vegetables are not toxic to humans. Interestingly, even many European plant species used as vegetables haven’t been studied with regards to their secondary metabolites yet.


Original publications

Granica, S., Fusani, P., Stanisławska, I., Piwowarski, J.P., Melck, D., Motta, A., Zidorn, C., 2017. Monoterpenoids from the traditional North Italian vegetable Aruncus dioicus (Walter) Fernald var. vulgaris (Maxim.) H.Hara (Rosaceae). Food Chemistry 221, 1851-1859. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.10.090

Fusani, P., Piwowarski, J.P., Zidorn, C., Kiss, A.K., Scartezzini, F., Granica, S., 2016. Seasonal variation in secondary metabolites of edible shoots of Buck’s beard [Aruncus dioicus (Walter) Fernald (Rosaceae)]. Food Chemistry 202, 23-30. doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.01.103

Granica, S., Lohwasser, U., Jöhrer, K., Zidorn, C., 2015. Qualitative and quantitative analyses of secondary metabolites in aerial and subaerial parts of Scorzonera hispanica L. (black salsify). Food Chemistry 173, 321-332. doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.10.006

Fusani, P., Zidorn, C., 2010. Phenolics and a sesquiterpene lactone in the edible shoots of Cicerbita alpina (L.) Wallroth. J. Food Comp. Anal. 23, 658-663. doi:10.1016/j.jfca.2009.08.014

Zidorn, C., Jöhrer, K. Ganzera, M., Schubert, B., Sigmund, E.M., Mader, J., Greil, R., Ellmerer, E.P., Stuppner, H., 2005. Polyacetylenes from the Apiaceae vegetables carrot, celery, fennel, parsley, and parsnip and their cytotoxic activity. J. Agric. Food Chem. 53, 2518-2523. doi:10.1021/jf048041s