Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2008, 56, 91-96
Published online 2014-11-17

Quality characteristics and antioxidative properties of broccoli cultivars (Brassica Oleracea L. var. italica Plenck)

Marek Gajewski, Paweł Szymczak, Marta Gorczyca, Maja Madejska

Department of Vegetable and Medicinal Plants, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, ul. Nowoursynowska 166, 02-787 Warszawa, Poland


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