broccoli with mustard can boost the vegetable’s
cancer-fighting ability, scientists have
rocket or wasabi, a form of Japanese horseradish,
can have the same effect.
the broccoli can kill the vital enzyme it
contains. Steaming it quickly for just two
to four minutes is the best way to preserve
its well-known health benefits, say US scientists.
Jeffery, a professor of nutrition at the
University of Illinois, said: "Broccoli,
prepared correctly, is an extremely potent
cancer-fighting agent. Three to five servings
a week are enough to have an effect."
called myrosinase must be present for sulforaphane,
broccoli's cancer-preventing component,
to form in the vegetable.
sprouts, which are young plants just three
to four days old, contain myrosinase in