- 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 BroccoSprouts®, 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 pylori infection, which may cause stomach ulcers. Higher-quality human studies are needed before further conclusions may be drawn.
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