Glucoraphanin is the chemical owes much of the credit for heart health. It works by reducing bad fat and promoting rise of good fat in circulation. Oxidation of fat has been squarely blamed for development of atherosclerosis. And rapture of atherosclerotic plaque is mostly the cause of heart attack.
Glucoraphanin is mostly found in broccoli. Scientists cross bred normal broccoli with a wild variety having a lot of glucoraphanin content and worked over 14 years to produce the hybrid "Super Broccoli". There is no genetic modification and has been has been granted a patent by European authorities.
It's been on sale as Beneforte in select stores in California and Texas for the last year, and hit British shelves this month. Later this fall, the broccoli will be rolled out across the U.S.
It is said that the super broccoli should taste slightly sweeter because it contains less sulphur.