Category Archives: Glucosinolates

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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Water Cress: The Forgotten Brassica Vegetable

Watercress is a semi-aquatic plant with alternate toothed leaves and small white flowers (figure 1). The watercress plant is native to Western and central Europe, and can be found in the United Kingdom growing in streams and ditches. The popularity … Continue reading

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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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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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