Category Archives: Broccoli

Detoxification Enzyme Systems

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Can Broccoli Protect the Liver?

Non-alcoholic liver disease is a condition that is pathologically identical to alcoholic fatty liver disease. Both of these diseases have a similar aetiology, although non-alcoholic fatty liver disease results from an overconsumption of fructose, whereas alcoholic fatty liver disease results … Continue reading

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The Nutritional Content of Broccoli

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Brassica Isothiocyanates

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Brussels Sprouts as a Source of Glucosinolates

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Should We Eat Raw Vegetables?

A high intake of vegetables is associated with improve health outcomes. The exact reason for this is not known, but may relate to the presence of biologically active phytochemicals in plant tissues. Many of these chemicals are secondary metabolites of … Continue reading

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Brassica Family Vegetables

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For How Long Should You Cook Broccoli?

roccoli and other cruciferous vegetables of the Brassica family such as radishes, rape seed, water cress, kale, sprouts, turnips and cauliflower contain glucosinolates. Metabolites of glucosinolates, the isothiocyanates, are implicated in protection from cancer because they induce phase II detoxification … Continue reading

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Brassica Glucosinolates

The Brassica family of vegetables, including broccoli, kale, water cress, rape seed, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, turnip, mustard and radishes, are the only plant source of the sulphur containing glucosinolate compounds. Chemically, glucosinolates are β-thioglucoside N-hydroxysulfates with a variable side chain … Continue reading

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Phylloquinone: Supplements Versus Foods

Phylloquinone is a form of vitamin K found in green leafy vegetables and is the main source of vitamin K in the human diet. The bioavailability of vitamin K from vegetables has not been extensively researched and so relatively little … Continue reading

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