Will Popeye switch to “Super broccoli”?

Article first published as Will Popeye switch to “Super broccoli”? on Technorati.

As it is proven that broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables in the World, there’s now a “super broccoli”. The new breed of the green vegetable is packed with a big nutritional punch. It has two to three times the normal amount of glucoraphanin that is found in a normal broccoli which prevents fat to clog the arteries and it reduces the amount of cholesterol in your bloodstream.

super broccoliScientists say the super broccoli tastes a little sweeter as it has les sulphur in it but the general taste should be the same.

The new vegetable was created by cross-breeding a traditional English broccoli and a bitter Sicilian variety. No genetic modification was used.
The “super broccoli” has been on sale as Beneforte in select stores in California and Texas for the last year and hit the British shelves this month.

"There's a lot of circumstantial evidence that points to (glucoraphanin and related compounds) as the most important preventive agents for (heart attacks) and certain cancers, so it's a reasonable thing to do," said Lars Ove Dragsted, a professor in the department of human nutrition at the University of Copenhagen. Glucoraphanin also makes the body stronger and removes dangerous compounds.

Although this sounds very good other scientists say that it won’t have a great impact on people’s health. Eating this “super broccoli” will not make up for smoking or eating unhealthy but it’s a step in the right direction.


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