Sulforaphane is a chemical that is made when chewing cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and broccoli sprouts.

A chemical in these vegetables called glucoraphanin mixes with an enzyme in humans called myrosinase, which produces sulforaphane. Sulforaphane might increase the death of cancer cells and also reduce swelling.

People use sulforaphane for prostate cancer. It is also used for hay fever, autism, asthma, liver disease, sunburn, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these other uses.

Don't confuse sulforaphane with broccoli or broccoli sprout. These are not the same.

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