– the facts about broccoli in new website

5th September 2013

Beneforté superbroccoli has been conventionally bred to contain 2-3 times the levels of naturally occurring compound called glucoraphanin, and has been developed by British science at the Institute of Food Research and the John Innes Centre.  Research suggests this could help to maintain cardiovascular health and to reduce the risk of some forms of cancer. presents the scientific evidence that leads our researchers to think diets rich in glucoraphanin could protect against a number of chronic conditions.  Beneforté broccoli was bred to reliably deliver 2-3 times more glucoraphanin, and then commercially developed into one of the first consumer-focused, nutritionally-enhanced vegetable varieties to come to market.

There is also a collection of delicious broccoli recipes, including recipes from Delia Smith and Annabel Karmel.  And broccoli lovers have the opportunity to send in their own favourite recipes to be included.

Beneforté superbroccoli is now on the supermarket shelves thanks to long term publicly-funded scientific research supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) at the Institute of Food Research (IFR) and John Innes Centre (JIC).   Its potential benefits to health continue to be assessed. The IFR and JIC are part of the Norwich Research Park, Europe’s leading centre for research in food, health and the environment.

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