Sprout Nutrition Research Regarding Sprouts and Phytoestrogen & Isoflavone

There is much to learn about the phytoestrogen and isoflavone of sprouts. See our comprehensive list of nutritional research for more information.

Phytoestrogen Sprout Research

"Assessing phytoestrogen exposure in epidemiologic studies: development of a database (United States).", Cancer Causes Control 2000 Apr;11(4):289-98, Horn-Ross PL, Barnes S, Lee M, Coward L, Mandel JE, Koo J, John EM, Smith M., Northern California Cancer Center, Union City 94587, USA.


"Chemical components with health implications in wild and cultivated Mexican common bean seeds (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)"
J Agric Food Chem. 2006 Mar 22;54(6):2045-52. Diaz-Batalla L, Widholm JM, Fahey GC Jr, Castano-Tostado E, Paredes-Lopez O. Programa de Posgrado en Alimentos del Centro de la Republica, Facultad de Quimica, Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Queretaro, Qro. 76010, Mexico.


Comparative Study on Separation and Purification of Isoflavones from the Seeds and Sprouts of Chickpea by HSCCC. Lv Q, Yang Y, Zhao Y, Gu D, He D, Yili A, Ma Q, Cheng Z, Gao Y, Aisa HA, Ito Y. J Liq Chromatogr Relat Technol. 2009 Jan 1;32(19):2879-2892. Xinjiang Key Laboratory of Plant Resources and Natural Products Chemistry, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi, P.R. China.

"Determination of lignans and isoflavonoids in human female plasma following dietary supplementation.", J Endocrinol 1994 Aug;142(2):251-9, Morton MS, Wilcox G, Wahlqvist ML, Griffiths K., Tenovus Cancer Research Centre, University of Wales College of Medicine, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK.

"Dietary phytoestrogens." Annu Rev Nutr 1997;17:353-81, Kurzer MS, Xu X., Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota, St. Paul 55108, USA.

"Evaluation of the estrogenic effects of legume extracts containing phytoestrogens." J Agric Food Chem. 2003 Apr 9;51(8):2193-9. Boue SM, Wiese TE, Nehls S, Burow ME, Elliott S, Carter-Wientjes CH, Shih BY, McLachlan JA, Cleveland TE. Agricultural Research Service, Southern Regional Research Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture, New Orleans, Louisiana 70179, USA.

"Food sources of phyto-oestrogens and their precursors in Europe", Br J Nutr. 2003 Jun;89 Suppl 1:S39-43. Fletcher RJ. Kellogg Company, Manchester, UK.

"Health effects of phytoestrogens" Forum Nutr. 2005;(57):100-11. Branca F, Lorenzetti S. National Institute for Research on Food and Nutrition, Rome, Italy.


"Membrane estrogen receptor-alpha-mediated nongenomic actions of phytoestrogens in GH3/B6/F10 pituitary tumor cells" J Mol Signal. 2009 Apr 28;4:2, Jeng YJ, Kochukov MY, Watson CS.


"Phytoestrogens and Thyroid Cancer Risk: The San Francisco Bay Area Thyroid Cancer Study." Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2002 Jan;11(1):43-9, Horn-Ross PL, Hoggatt KJ, Lee MM. Northern California Cancer Center, 32960 Alvarado-Niles Road, Suite 600, Union City, CA 94587, USA.


"Phytoestrogen content of foods--a compendium of literature values.", Nutr Cancer 1996;26(2):123-48. Reinli K, Block G., Public Health Nutrition Program, University of California at Berkeley 94720, USA.

Isoflavone Sprout Research

[A study on isoflavones intake from soy foods and perimenstrual symptoms] [Article in Korean] Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi. 2007 Apr;37(3):276-85. Kim HW, Khil JM. Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Kwandong University, Korea.

"Comparison of Isoflavone Concentrations in Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill) Sprouts Grown under Two Different Light Conditions" J Agric Food Chem. 2007 Nov 14;55(23):9415-21. Lee SJ, Ahn JK, Khanh TD, Chun SC, Kim SL, Ro HM, Song HK, Chung IM. Department of Applied Life Science, College of Life & Environmental Sciences, Konkuk University, Seoul 143-701, Republic of Korea.

"Content and Composition of Isoflavonoids in Mature or Immature Beans and Bean Sprouts Consumed in Japan",  Journal of Health Science, 47(4) 394–406 (2001), Yumiko Nakamura,* Akiko Kaihara, Kimihiko Yoshii, Yukari Tsumura, Susumu Ishimitsu, and Yasuhide Tonogai, Division of Food Chemistry, National Institute of Health Sciences, Osaka Branch, 1–1–43 Hoenzaka, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540– 0006, Japan.

"Direct Antioxidant Activity of Purified Glucoerucin, the Dietary Secondary Metabolite Contained in Rocket (Eruca sativa Mill.) Seeds and Sprouts" J Agric Food Chem. 2005 Apr 6;53(7):2475-2482. Barillari J, Canistro D, Paolini M, Ferroni F, Pedulli GF, Iori R, Valgimigli L.

"Estimated dietary isoflavone intake of Korean population based on National Nutrition Survey.", Nutr Res 2001 Jul;21(7):947-953, Kim J, Kwon C., Department of Animal Science and Biotechnology, Kyungpook National University, 702-749, Taegu, South Korea.

"Free Cyclitols, Soluble Carbohydrates and Proteins Content in Vigna unguiculata and Phaseolus vulgaris Bean Sprouts" J Agric Food Chem. 2011 Mar 17.; Ribeiro ED, Centeno DD, Ribeiro RD, Fernandes KV, Xavier-Filho J, Oliveira AE

"Germinated or Fermented Legumes: Food or Ingredients of Functional Food", Arch Latinoam Nutr. 2003 Dec;53(4):348-54. [Article in Spanish], Davila MA, Sangronis E, Granito M.

"Health effects of phytoestrogens" Forum Nutr. 2005;(57):100-11. Branca F, Lorenzetti S. National Institute for Research on Food and Nutrition, Rome, Italy.