Scientists grow super broccoli packed with a big nutritional punch

super broccoli

Super broccoli

A new breed of the broccoli has been unveiled by British scientists that experts say packs a big nutritional punch . The new broccoli was specially grown to contain two to three times the normal amount of glucoraphanin , a nutrientbelievedto help ward off heart disease . “Vegetables are a medicine cabinet already ,” said Richard Mithen , who led the team of scientists at the Institute for Food Research in Norwich , England , that developed the new broccoli . “When you eat this broccoli … you get a reduction in cholesterol in your blood stream ,” he said .

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Top Ten Most Nutritious Vegetables and How to Grow Them in Your Garden

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Growing Vegetables is a nutritious and delicious past time.

A perfectly ripe, juicy tomato, still warm from the sun. Sweet carrots, pulled from the garden minutes (or even seconds!) before they’re eaten. Growing your own vegetables is one of those activities that balances practicality and indulgence. In addition to the convenience of having the fixings for a salad or light supper right outside your door (or on your windowsill), when you grow your own vegetables, you’re getting the most nutritional bang for your buck as well. Vegetables start losing nutrients as soon as they’re harvested, and quality diminishes as sugars are turned into starches. For the tastiest veggies with the best nutrition, try growing a few of these nutrient-dense foods in your own garden. And don’t let the lack of a yard stop you – all of them can be grown in containers as well.

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