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Content variations of the tomato saponin esculeoside A in various processed tomatoes.

Summary of "Content variations of the tomato saponin esculeoside A in various processed tomatoes."

A tomato saponin, esculeoside A, may be metabolized into various steroidal hormones such as pregnane derivatives that are expected to exhibit various bioactivities in the body, such as anti-osteoporosis, anti-menopausal disorder and anti-tumor actions. Therefore, we attempted to examine the esculeoside A contents of fresh tomatoes, tomatoes boiled in water, tomatoes heated using a microwave oven, freeze-dried tomatoes, and commercially available processed tomato products contained in plastic bottles and cans, in order to develop a health food.

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NDR Co., Ltd, 1936 Hirahata, Shimosuzurikawa-machi, Kumamoto, 861-5522, Japan.

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Name: Journal of natural medicines
ISSN: 1861-0293
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