Brassicasterol is a member of the class of phytosterols, belonging to the sterols.
The most common source of brassicasterol is oils.
It has a relatively high concentration in mustard seed oil and some flaxseed oils.
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Brassicasterol Is A Sterol
Brassicasterol is a phytosterol found in marine algae, fish, and rapeseed oil. (source ◳)
The most common plant sterols are sitosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol and brassicasterol.
They are dietary sterols that are structurally very similar to cholesterol.
But in contrast to cholesterol, plant sterols can cross the blood-brain barrier and accumulate within the brain. (source ◳)
Brassicasterol For Infants
Brassicasterol is the major component of breast milk.
It enhances breast milk's antimicrobial activity against bacteria and yeasts.
Studies suggest that the antimicrobial activity of breast milk is directly related to the concentration of sterols present in breast milk.
Uses Of Brassicasterol
Brassicasterol is used in the manufacture of food and beverages and the pharmaceutical industry as an emulsifying agent.
It is also used in the manufacture of some cosmetic products and some dietary supplements.
Foods You Can Find Brassicasterol In
You find Brassicasterol mostly in fats and oil products.
Examples of food sources include
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