Broccoli – the Super Veg!

The local broccoli from Windsor appears to have more amazing properties than at first thought. We currently are aware that it is said to protect against some cancers, especially bowel and prostate.

SUPER BROCCOLI – Studies have shown that men with broccoli-rich diets have a reduced risk of aggressive prostate cancer. Meanwhile, using conventional natural breeding techniques, rather than genetic engineering, a ‘Super Broccoli’

Harvest Hub Broccoli from Windsor

Small head Broccoli from the Saad brothers

known as Beneforte has been developed. It was discovered that the plant chemical, glucoraphanin, may protect the body against heart disease and some types of cancer.

The enzyme myrosinase transforms glucoraphanin, a glucosinolate, into sulforaphane upon damage to the plant (such as from chewing). Sulforaphane is particularly abundant in broccoli, but also found in other cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower and kale.Try Kale it’s a really great veg.

British scientists have developed Beneforte which has two to three times more glucoraphanin in it.

 

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