In many countries, broccoli is known as “a godsend medicine”. Eating broccoli regularly can help prevent and aid in the treatment of cancer and many chronic diseases.
Among the cruciferous vegetables, the most frequently mentioned cancer-fighting star is broccoli.
Perhaps the most notable feature of broccoli is that it has anti-cancer effects, especially in the prevention and treatment of gastric cancer and breast cancer.
Broccoli is an excellent food source of the natural cancer-fighting compound sulforaphane(SFN).
Sulforaphane is a common antioxidant and the most potent anticancer plant active substance found in vegetables.
Some experts believe that eating broccoli 3 to 4 times a week reduces cancer risk by 30 to 40 percent.
It is worth mentioning that the anti-cancer effect of broccoli sprouts is much stronger.
In contrast, sprouted broccoli sprouts had much higher levels of sulforaphane than mature broccoli.
According to the determination, the content of sulforaphane in 100 grams of broccoli sprouts is about 260 mg, while the content of sulforaphane in mature broccoli is only about 16 mg.