Super broc performs to expectations in field trials

By 15. April 2013Blog, Health, Nutrition, Quality

Back in 2011 we reported on a new type of broccoli containing 2-3 times the amount of the phytonutrient glucoraphanin compared to other varieties.

The „suped up“ cultivar was produced by crossing broccoli with a wild relative from Sicily that produced high levels of glucoraphanin. Over multiple generations plants would have been selected that produced a high quality broccoli with the desired increased glucoraphanin levels.

After 3 years of field trails in the US and Europe  the plants have been shown to consistently produce the higher levels of glucoraphanin.

Read the press release on the Institute of Food Research website.