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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Harvest Hub becomes Social

Welcome to our first blog for My Harvest Hub part of the Fruit, Veg & grocery community in Sydney, Australia we are now on Facebook and Twitter….so visit there and have a chat and ask the Harvest Hub community questions or provide some feedback.

This is a forum to exchange ideas about healthy eating using fresh produce. If this is your first contact with Harvest Hub then read about how the community buying group works
at Harvest Hub is about sustainability – Australian produce,
low food miles, reduced packaging, fresh produce – literally hours ago picked, and most importantly bringing your community together. You’ll find Harvest Hub in homes, community centres, churches, businesses anywhere where there is a covered space and a Hubster.

So watch us on Facebook and listen to the Green Vibe on Twitter. See you there …

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