Antioxidant Spice: Mustard Seed

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The most pungent varieties contain an anti-cancer compound called sinigrin. It has been suggested that this compound may specifically prevent colon cancer.

References and Other Resources:

  1. Tsai, Tzung-Hsan et al., "Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Activities of Several Commonly Used Spices," Journal of Food Science, 2005, vol. 70, no1, pp. C93-C97 (37 ref.)
  2. Shakila, R.J., et al., "Inhibitory effect of spices on in vitro histamine production and histidine decarboxylase activity of Morganella morganii and on the biogenic amine formation in mackerel stored at 30 degrees C.," Z Lebensm Unters Forsch, 1996, 203:71-6
 
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