super broccoli

super broccoli

A proprietary cruciferous vegetable developed at the Institute of Food Research (IFR) and John Innes Centre, both based in Norwich, UK, by cross-breeding a wild variety of broccoli discovered in 1983, which has high concentrations of glucoraphanin. Glucoraphonin is converted in the GI tract into sulphoraphane, achieving serum levels that are up to 4 times those seen with garden variety broccoli. Sulphoraphane reduces chronic inflammation, inhibits mitosis associated with early cancer, and shores up antioxidants.
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Mithen and colleagues are conducting human trials comparing the heart health of people eating the super broccoli to those who eat regular broccoli or no broccoli.
The plants the super broccoli was bred from were personally picked by Dr Richard Mither, whose Norwich-based Institute of Food Research helped come up with the new strain.
SCIENTISTS at Warwick University are aiming to create a super broccoli with a long shelf life, resistance to to pests and lots of nutrients.
Hopes are high that in the next 10 years they will produce a kind of super broccoli that resists pests, has extra nutrients and has a long shelf life.
Crops with nutrients, such as canola oil enhanced with Omega-3 fatty acids, bananas that contain the hepatitis B vaccine and super broccoli that has increased levels of antioxidants, are currently being developed by scientists, although consumers may never have the opportunity to buy them in grocery stores.
A SUPER broccoli that gives extra protection against cancer is being grown by scientists.
With the variety of savory recipes ranging from such tasty treats as Super Broccoli Quiche to sumptuous desserts like Creamed Strawberry Pie, everyone is sure to find a new dish to love.
But if you consume larger portions of broccoli, or broccoli with higher levels of sulphoraphane, such as the super broccoli, you may be able to retain as much sulphoraphane in your body as those who have the gene," he said.