DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIALISATION OF 'BENEFORTE' BROCCOLI AND POTENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS
Beneforté broccoli is a new form of broccoli that accumulates threefold higher level of the glucosinolate glucoraphanin in its florets than conventional broccoli. The development of Beneforté broccoli is reviewed, and the physiological and genetic basis to the high glucoraphanin trait is summarised. Glucoraphanin is degraded to the bioactive isothiocyanate sulforaphane when consumed. The biological activity of sulfo¬raphane is summarised, and preliminary results from human intervention studies with Beneforté broccoli discussed.
Mithen, R.F. (2013). DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIALISATION OF 'BENEFORTE' BROCCOLI AND POTENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS. Acta Hortic. 1005, 67-70
plant breeding, crop wild relatives, antioxidants, functional food