Nutraceutical Insights: Broccoli's Bioactive Bounty in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Authors

  • Sajeel Ahamad Division of Food Science and Postharvest Technology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi (110 012), India
  • Vinod B.R. Division of Food Science and Postharvest Technology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi (110 012), India
  • Menaka M. Division of Food Science and Postharvest Technology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi (110 012), India
  • Ajeet Kumar Dept. of Horticulture Vegetable Science, Nagaland Central University, SASRD, Medziphema, Nagaland (797 106), India
  • Maneesh Kumar Dept. of Horticulture, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, US Nagar, Uttarakhand (263 145), India

Keywords:

Anti-cancer, Anti-inflammatory, Glucosinolate, Sulphoraphane

Abstract

The multifaceted health benefits of broccoli, positioning it as a novel and indispensable vegetable in promoting overall well-being. Broccoli, a cruciferous powerhouse, is rich in essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Its unique combination of sulforaphane, glucosinolates and fiber has been linked to health advantages, such as anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Beyond its nutritional profile, broccoli has shown promise in supporting cardiovascular health, managing blood sugar levels and enhancing digestive function. The versatility of broccoli extends to its culinary applications, making it a convenient and accessible addition to diverse diets. Broccoli is a powerful antioxidant that can help fight cancer, thanks to its mix of polyphenols, flavonoids, carotenoids, sulforaphane and glucosinolates. The significance of broccoli has a novel and indispensable vegetable in the pursuit of holistic health maintenance and disease prevention.

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Published

2023-11-24

How to Cite

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Ahamad, S. et al. 2023. Nutraceutical Insights: Broccoli’s Bioactive Bounty in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Biotica Research Today. 5, 11 (Nov. 2023), 808–810.

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