Broccoli contains highest concentration of detox antioxidant, glucoraphanin
, kicking off week-long celebration leading up to We Love Broccoli Day on March 22
Instead sulforaphane's precursor, glucoraphanin
, is present along with an enzyme called myrosinase.
When consumed, glucoraphanin
converts to a potent antioxidant and cellular protector called sulforaphane.
Since 1997, Brassica has been working in collaboration with researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and other renowned institutions to develop products and ingredients that reliably deliver the health benefits of glucoraphanin
and sulforaphane (its active form).
Brassica vegetables contain myrosinase, a thiohydrolase that releases sulforaphane from glucoraphanin
For example, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage are good sources of a glucosinolate called glucoraphanin
, the precursor of sulforaphane.
The new broccoli was specially grown to contain two to three times the normal amount of glucoraphanin
, a nutrient believed to help ward off heart disease.
Research suggests the plant chemical, glucoraphanin
, may protect the body against heart disease and some types of cancer.
, the bioprecursor of the widely extolled chemopreventive agent sulforaphane found in broccoli, induces phase-I xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes and increases free radical generation in rat liver.
Determination of sinigrin and glucoraphanin
in Brassica species using a simple extraction method combined with ion-pair HPLC analysis.
For anti-ageing, BroccoRaphanin, one of Frutarom's SelectLine, is a broccoli concentrate containing standardized glucoraphanin
Researchers at the ARS Vegetable Research Unit in Charleston, SC and at Johns Hopkins University in MD have bred broccoli with 30 times the supposed anti-cancer phytochemical glucoraphanin