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 (sŭl′fō-răf′ăn′, -rā′făn′)
A sulfureous phytochemical compound, C6H11NOS2, occurring in cruciferous vegetables and acting as an anticancer agent, antimicrobial, and antioxidant.

[sulfo- + -raphane (blend of New Latin Raphanus, genus name, from Latin, radish, from Greek rhaphanos -ane).]
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Its phytochemical called sulphoraphane has anticancer properties.
It also contained milk thistle, calcium d-glucorate and sulphoraphane.
Sulphoraphane, a naturally occurring isothiocyanate induces apoptosis in breast cancer cells by targeting heat shock proteins.
4 BROCCOLI: Broccoli - along with other cruciferous vegetables like cabbage and sprouts - contains a strong cancer-fighting chemical, sulphoraphane, which research has suggested may reduce men''s risk of developing bladder cancer (a cancer more commonly affecting women than men), prostate cancer and colorectal cancer.
Zhang Y, Callaway EC (2002) High cellular accumulation of sulphoraphane, a dietary anti-carcinogen is followed by rapid transporter-mediated export as a glutathione conjugate.
The nutrient is converted in the gut into the bioactive compound sulphoraphane, which circulates in the bloodstream.
Finally, broccoli also contains a phytochemical called sulphoraphane that has specific anti-cancer properties.
Sulphoraphane, a plant chemical that is made by broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, can restore this pathway.
Gas Chromatography/ Mass spectrometry method for the determination of sulphoraphane and sulphoraphane nitrile in Broccoli.
Scientists now believe a chemical in broccoli called sulphoraphane interacts with cells lacking a key anti-tumour gene to keep prostate cancer at bay.
Scientists now believe a chemical in broccoli, sulphoraphane, interacts with cells lacking a key anti-tumour gene, PTEN, to keep prostate cancer at bay.
PURPLE sprouting broccoli, in season now, looks pretty, tastes great and is full of health-boosting properties, including sulphoraphane, which is thought to help prevent cancer.