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‘Baby broccoli’ packs a big health punch, too

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Everyone knows about the health benefits of broccoli, but the vegetable’s ‘baby’ offshoot—broccoli sprouts—also pack a health punch.

They are full of polysulfides, compounds that reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

But don’t eat the sprouts straight away; let them germinate for five days and their polysulfide content increases 20-fold, say researchers from Osaka Metropolitan University.

They also spotted new variants of polysulfides that could well have health benefits that haven’t even be assessed.

References
Redox Biology, 2023; 67: 102875; doi: 10.1016/j.redox.2023.102875
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