Chemical constituents & Uses of Brocolli
It is rich in Vitamin A, B1, B2, and C.
It contains Dithioltiones and glucosinolates, which enhance antioxidant
and detoxification effects in the body.
It is also source of Isothiocyanates, which inhibit tumor growth.
It also contains Coumarins that block cancer causing compounds.
Various phenols in cabbage prevent the formation of carcinogens and
enhance detoxification enzymes.
- The plant is used because of its large food reserves, which are
stored over the winter in its leaves.
- It should not be overcooked, as this destroys much of the flavor and
most of the nutrients.
- The antioxidants present in it appear to reduce the risk of some
cancers, perhaps by preventing the formation of carcinogens in your body
or by blocking cancer-causing substances from reaching or reacting with
sensitive body tissues or by inhibiting the transformation of healthy
cells to malignant ones.
- The anti-cancer properties of cabbage are so well-established that
the American Cancer Society recommends that Americans increase their
intake of cabbage and other crucifer crops.
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