Sulforaphane is the phytochemical which has been made synonymous with the many health benefits contained in cruciferous vegetables. Broccoli is perhaps the best-known of this group of vegetables. However, cruciferous vegetables include brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, kohlrabi, mustard, rutabaga, turnips, bok choy, Chinese cabbage, radish (Raphanus sativus), horseradish (Armoracia rusticana), watercress (Nasturtium officinale), wasabi (Wasabia japonica), and Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris flavescens). These vegetables contain several sulfur-containing compounds (also spelled sulphur), perhaps the best known as glucoraphanin.
Since Seagate is the manufacturer of Broccoli Sprouts, we are not permitted by FDA regulations to list its benefits. However, you can do your own Google search using keywords broccoli, sulforaphane and glucoraphanin to see the impressive health and potential medical benefits.
Late Spring is when Seagate plants tens of thousands of broccoli seeds in our greenhouse in order to produce these sprouts. They are then brought to our Ensenada factory for freeze-drying and grinding into powder for encapsulation.
Many customers ask about the sulforaphane level of the broccoli. However, broccoli technically has no sulforaphane. The chemical that is in the broccoli plant is really glucoraphanin not sulforaphane. Your body converts glucoraphaninin in the stomach into sulforaphane.
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