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Microgreen Spotlight: Broccoli

Microgreen Spotlight: Broccoli

For the health conscious, it’s not news that broccoli delivers benefits that can fight chronic disease, block DNA mutations that can lead to cancer, and combat intestinal issues.

But newer research suggests that the magic happens because of the abundance of a nutrient called sulforaphane. And while sulforaphane is found in all cruciferous vegetables1, broccoli—especially broccoli microgreens—contains the highest concentration. 


What’s the big deal with sulforaphane?

Sulforaphane has been clinically proven to improve the parameters of many chronic diseases, including: high cholesterol, diabetes, and associated complications (for example, Type 2 diabetics increased blood antioxidant capacity and HDL cholesterol, and decreased oxidative stress, triglycerides, insulin, and insulin resistance).2

Sulforaphane has also proven beneficial in reducing inflammation in asthmatics, leading to improved lung function. It has also been shown to reduce inflammation of the stomach lining—preserving gut health and protecting against related illnesses.3


Reap the benefits of broccoli

Broccoli microgreens are the most nutrient-dense form of broccoli. These are young seedlings that, in dehydrated form, are up to 40 times more nutrient-concentrated than the adult plant.4 Their powerful anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties help people suffering from gut and digestive problems, can support healthy aging, and defend cells against health threats. Not to mention, they boost brain health, slowing cognitive decline. Broccoli microgreens have even been known to tackle symptoms of depression and anxiety.

It’s not all about what’s on the inside—broccoli microgreens can also contribute to glowing skin. They contain compounds that act like sunscreen, protecting the skin from free radical and UV radiation damage.


The tastiest way to get your greens

Daily Elements microgreens are the easiest way to include broccoli in your diet. Thanks to our gentle freeze-drying process, you get up to 40 times the nutrients of adult broccoli with a much milder taste. Because your body best absorbs the vegetables of nutrients in a raw state, we make sure to freeze-dry our plants raw, so you get all of the health benefits with even more convenience. 


1. MD Anderson Cancel Center
2. Johns Hopkins University
3. Respiratory Research
4. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (2012)