A laboratory study on the dietary impact of sulforaphane from broccoli
suggests that it may prevent and suppress prostate cancer (The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistty, 2017).
has large flowering heads, usually green in colour, arranged in a tree like structure branching out from a thick edible stalk.
has long since been proclaimed for its super food status as an antioxidant, but it has also been studied to a great extent for its impact on proliferation of cancer cells.
In fact, eating broccoli
regularly has been linked to lower rates of prostate, colon, breast, lung and skin cancers.
In the first study of its kind, researchers at the University of Illinois found that while frozen broccoli
may look and taste like the fresh vegetable, it contains little to no sulforaphane unless it has enough myrosinase.
These buds somewhat resemble a skinny broccoli
rabe, which to be clear is not a broccoli
, but rather a relative of the turnip.
Scientists at the University of Illinois ran experiments to determine if heating broccoli
to destroy lipoxygenase, but not peroxidase, would protect against the inactivation of myrosinase.
We had begun to look at some of the wild relatives of broccoli
when we noticed that some had higher levels of lutein than the broccoli
that is purchased in the grocery store.
stems, carrots, onion, and celery; saute 5 minutes.
LONDON: Popeye might want to consider switching to broccoli
To get this effect, spice up your broccoli
sprouts, mustard, horseradish, or wasabi," said Elizabeth Jeffery, University of Illinois professor of nutrition.
PURPLE sprouting broccoli
does not appear in the greengrocers for too long, so use lots of it while it is around.
Nutritionists tell us that broccoli
is one of the healthiest foods for us, but this super veggie must be shipped from far away to reach markets where it isn't so easily grown.
COOK up a healthy prawn and broccoli
stirfry for tea.