Food & Cooking
What are the saponins in soybeans?
The saponins in soybeans are types of glycosides. They are derived from steroids, triterpenes, or steroid alkaloids and found in many other plants like quinoa, asparagus,
How does saponin break down red blood cells?
Saponin is a type of toxic glycoside that forms a frothy colloidal solution on shaking with water. It breaks down red blood cells by dissolving the membranes of the cells.
How does a saponin work?
saponin removes cholesterol from cell membranes, leaving 100 Angstrom "holes" in the membrane, causing the cell to be permeable.