Broccoli Sprouts: Tailed Wonders

Nutritional qualities

Broccoli sprouts are powerhouse of vitamin C. The ascorbic acid content is phenomenal. It also contains beta-carotene. Sprouts contain 50 times more cancer fighting phytochemicals than regular broccoli. Sulforaphane is specially mentioned in cancer treatment.

Nutrient Amount
Energy (kjoules) 161
Fibre 6.3 g
Protein 7.2 g
Carbohydrates 0.9 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Total Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 31 mg
(Value for 150 gms, 1 serving, cooked)

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Broccoli contains dithiolthiones, which trigger the formation of enzymes that may stop carcinogens from damaging DNA. Now, researchers have discovered that 3-day-old sprouts of certain crucifers, including broccoli and cauliflower, contain 10-100 times higher levels of sulforaphane than do the corresponding mature plants.

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guest Thursday, August 7, 2008

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