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What is the source of these websites that give isoallin as the reason for the blue in garlic?

Asked by flo (7166 points ) August 5th, 2011

When I google isoallin I get a few sites that give the answer to “garlic…why the blue?” questions. But they don’t give sources other than what they read in other similar sites. Wikipedia is not among the google results. It gives http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&search=isoallin+%2Bsulphur+compound+%2B+garlic result. The 2 or 3 random chemical dictinaries also don’t recognize it. What do you think that means? Where did they get their source from? http://www.fluther.com/126722/calling-all-chemists-what-the-hell-happened-details/ is the reason for the search

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SpatzieLover's avatar

For this source they list America’s Test Kitchen Newsletter, September 2004 as the information source.

I may not understand your question. I apologize in advance if I am way off here.

flo's avatar

@SpatzieLover thanks you are not way off. I was just wondering why these cooking websites are siting other other cooking websites as their sources instead of one of the foremost authorities in the subject. I went to What’s Cooking America, which is also listed in the source you provided, it got it from International Journal of Food Science & Technology (Wiley-Blackwell).
And why does the word not come up in Google as I type isoall… that is it. The next word is Isoalloxazine . I mean if it can provide me with sites that talk about it…And Wikipedia doesn’t have it either, so is that odd?

SpatzieLover's avatar

Wiki pages can be written and edited by anyone. Maybe you’d like to edit the page and add the source…or at least inform them the source is missing.

flo's avatar

@SpatzieLover but I would rather leave the editing to the experts. Who are the recognized authorities on the subject? International Journal of Food Science & Technology (Wiley-Blackwell)? I don’t know.

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