Broccoli sprouts are broccoli plants that are 3-4 days old. They look like alfalfa sprouts but taste like radish.
Sulforaphane is a chemical that is found in high amounts in broccoli and broccoli sprouts. Some brands, such as Brassica's BroccoSproutsÂ®, may contain more than 20 times more sulforaphane than mature broccoli. Sulforaphane has been shown to have anticancer and antioxidant effects.
According to a review, sulforaphane and other similar chemicals have been studied in for cancer prevention.
Daily intake of broccoli sprouts may also be an effective treatment forHelicobacter pyloriinfection, which may cause stomach ulcers. Higher-quality human studies are needed before further conclusions may be drawn.
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