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Sulforaphane: Are you getting enough of this healthy compound?

When it comes to the beneficial compounds found in fruits and vegetables, one particular health-promoting compound to take note of is sulforaphane, a phytochemical obtained from cruciferous vegetables. We say “obtained” because sulforaphane doesn’t naturally exist in these plants. Sulforaphane only occurs when two substances — the glucosinolate glucoraphanin and enzyme myrosinase — mix and react in cruciferous vegetables that have been damaged. This quirky little compound has more going for it than an intricate creation process, however.  Read more...
 
 

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