Scientists Develop “Super Broccoli”

British researchers have created a new breed of broccoli with high levels of heart disease-fighting nutrients.


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A team of scientists at the Institute for Food Research in England has developed a new type of broccoli rich in nutrients that can prevent heart disease. While traditional broccoli is high in nutrients, including vitamin C, fiber, and beta-carotene, the new strain also has two to three times the amount of glucoraphanin, which is believed to have cancer- and heart disease-fighting properties. Now sold under the name Beneforte, the new broccoli took 14 years to develop and will be sold across the US starting this fall. The broccoli has already hit shelves in Britain, where it is sold as part of a line that also includes mushrooms, tomatoes, and potatoes with added vitamins.

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