Researchers in John Hopkins University discover that some varieties of
broccoli have more sulforaphane than others. I want to know what
varieties are the best.
Broccoli is classified like Brassica Oleracea Italica
The researchers of John Hopkins University quantify the amount of
glucoraphanin ( 4-methylsulfinylbutyl) in many cultivars(varieties)
of broccoli and other "Brassicas"
The name of this cultivars (Brassica Oleracea Italica) are:
Saga, DeCicco, Everest, Emerald City, Packman, Corvet, Dandy
Early, Emperor, Mariner, Green Comet, Green Valiant, Arcadia,
Calabrese Caravel, Chancellor, Citation, Cruiser, Early Purple
Sprouting Red Arrow, Eureka, Excelsior, Galleon, Ginga, Goliath, Green
Duke, Greenbelt, Italian Sprouting, HiSierra, Late Purple Sprouting,
Late Winter Sprouting White Star, Legend, Leprechaun, Marathon,
Mariner, Minaret (Romanesco), Paragon, Patriot, Premium Crop, Rapine
(Spring Raab), Rosalind, Salade (Fall Raab), Samurai, Shogun,
Sprinter, Sultan, Taiko, and Trixie, and Viking.
I want to know the name(s) of the cultivar they think is (are)the best.
In other words: When Caudill Seed Company of Louisville, Kentucky sell
broccoli sprouts , what is the name of the cultivar?
I said Caudill because this is a Company which is autorized to sell the
cultivar they think is the best.
"All Brassica sprout facilities must purchase their seed from a
certified seed supplier. Brassica requires superior seed quality to
maintain its food safety standards, and only Caudill Seed Company of
Louisville, Kentucky has met the rigid standards for seed production
and storage. They directly supervise the growing and harvesting of the
specified seed and then ship them to a network of carefully selected
sprout growers located nationwide. These seed varieties were
identified by Johns Hopkins researchers to contain the highest level
of SGS? (sulforaphane glucosinolate), a naturally occurring plant
compound that supports antioxidant function. BroccoSprouts are the
only sprout guaranteed to contain 20 times the concentration of SGS as
mature, cooked broccoli. Caudill Seed has 250,000 square feet of
American Institute of Bakers (AIB)- and Food and Drug Administration
(FDA)-compliant food grade storage and cold storage for more than one
million pounds of seed."
WHAT CULTIVAR IS THE BEST IN GLUCORAPHANIN?
THAT IS THE QUESTION.