Broccoli – Health Benefits

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Vitamin C

Broccoli contains Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 89mg/100g. When ingested as cooked broccoli, orange juice, or fruit, Vitamin C seems to be as equally bioavailable as the synthetic form of vitamin C. In raw Broccoli however it is only 20% available. (2)


Due their containing Indole-3-carbinol (IC3) brocooli have been shown to protect against cancer. Many studies showed that I3C suppresses the proliferation of various cancer cell lines, including breast, colon, prostate, and endometrial cancer cells. 3)

Broccoli, along with many other common vegetables such as Cauliflower, Kale, Brussels Sprouts etc. belonging to the Brassicaceae family, is considered to have a high health-promoting potential for their richness in vitamins, minerals, fibers, and bioactive secondary metabolites. Among these, considerable attention has been given to glucosinolates, a class of secondary metabolites synthesized almost exclusively by this plant family, and, in particular, to their hydrolysis products’ isothiocyanates for their ability to induce phase II detoxification enzyme activities and anticancer potential. (1)

Studies have shown that broccoli juice helps protect gut cells against cancer. (1)


Basic Nutrients


broccoli nutrients

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