Super Broccoli Bred to Fight Cancer Eating WellFood News Super-Broccoli Bred to Fight Cancer PSA rising Magazine Prostrate Cancer News May25 2000. SUPER-BROCCOLIbred from garden broccoli and a wild Sicilian variety is the latest veggie tohold out anti-cancer promise. The team that developed super-broccoli at the JohnInnes Centre at the Institute of Food Research in Norwich, England now have twocommercial partners. "Thesuper-broccoli looks and tastes the same as ordinary broccoli," says GaryWilliamson, a member of the research team that bred the plant. Compared withregular broccoli, super-broccoli contains 10 to 100 times as much sulphoraphane,the substance that helps to neutralize cancer-causing agents in the gut. Thismakes super-broccoli as potent as broccoli sprouts -- and the new broccoli maybe more convenient to market, prepare and eat. Sulphoraphaneis found in all cabbage-family plants (brassicas), which run from cabbage,collard greens and kale to brussel sprouts and cauliflower. Broccoli has themost sulphoraphane. Asthe broccoli is digested, it releases sulphoraphane in the gut. This steps upproduction of glutathione transferases -- powerful enzymes that destroycancer-causing substances in
Power Sprouts They Re Even Better Than Broccoli At Fighting Cancer Power Sprouts They're Even Better Than Broccoli at FightingCancer Time Magazine HEALTH SEPTEMBER 29, 1997 VOL. 150 NO. 13 By Christine Gorman GeorgeBush may have been right about broccoli after all. According to a team ofscientists from Johns Hopkins University, you don't have to eat a full helpingof the hated vegetable to get the health benefits; a spoonful of crunchybroccoli sprouts will do the trick. Writing in the Proceedings of the NationalAcademy of Science, the researchers report that three-day-old broccoli sprouts(which look something like alfalfa sprouts) contain the same cancer-fightingchemical, called sulforaphane, as full-grown spears--butat concentrations 20 to 50 times as high. Thisis not the first time that scientists have lauded broccoli's anticancerbenefits. Johns Hopkins' Dr. Paul Talalay and his colleagues first isolatedsulforaphane from broccoli in 1992. Tests showed that the compound reduced theincidence of breast tumors in rats by 60%. While vitamin E and otherantioxidants attack rogue cancer-causing molecules directly, sulforaphane worksindirectly by boosting the body's cancer-fighting defenses.
Broccoli Sprouts Eaten During Pregnancy May Provide Children with Life Broccoli Sprouts Eaten During Pregnancy May Provide Children with Life-long Protection against Heart Disease - U of S Study University of Saskatchewan News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Tuesday, January 31, 2006 Eating broccoli sprouts during pregnancy may provide your kids with life-long protection against cardiovascular disease, according to a research team led by Bernhard Juurlink at the University of Saskatchewan. Using pregnant rats, the researchers found that not only did the broccoli sprouts improve the mothers' health, they also seem to improve the health of their offspring into adulthood - even if the babies never tasted a sprout. "We looked at the offspring up to six months later and even on a normal diet, they were in better health than their mothers," says Juurlink, a professor in the U of S anatomy and cell biology department. The findings are published in the journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).The work is a
Rainbow Sprouts Recalls Clover and Mixed Sprouts Rainbow Sprouts Recalls Clover and Mixed Sprouts Safety Alerts August 25, 1999 Grand Junction, CO (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Rainbow Sprouts is recalling clover sprouts and mixed sprouts containing clover sprouts because the products were associated with an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium in Colorado. PRODUCT Clover sprouts and mixed sprouts containing clover sprouts, packaged in 6 ounce plastic bags or clear plastic clamshell containers: a) Clover Sprouts; b) Alfalfa and Clover Sprouts; c) Clover and Radish Sprouts. Recall #F-651/653-9.Class I CODE Product is not coded. Product distributed prior to 5/28/99 was recalled. MANUFACTURER Dover Sales Company, Inc., Piedmont, Oklahoma (seed supplier). RECALLED BY Rainbow Sprouts, Grand Junction, Colorado (sprouter), by telephone on May 28-29, 1999, and by press release issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on May 28, 1999. Firm-initiated recall complete. DISTRIBUTION Colorado and Utah. QUANTITY Undetermined.