Substances known to interfere with the activity of thyroxine to produce goitre in spite of a normal intake of iodine are known as goitrogens.

Goitrogens generally thio-cyanates are found in

  • cabbage,turnips, rutabas, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, peanuts and mustard

Goitrogen in these foods are inactivated by cooking that involves high temperature.

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