Overview

Broccoli sprout is a young broccoli plant. Compared to mature broccoli, broccoli sprout contains more glucoraphanin, a compound that is converted to sulforaphane during digestion. Sulforaphane is a chemical that is thought to have health benefits. Whole broccoli sprouts or broccoli sprout extracts are used as medicine.

Broccoli sprout is taken by mouth for prostate cancer, schizophrenia, high cholesterol, allergy, asthma, cancer, and stomach ulcers caused by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori.

Broccoli sprout extract is applied to the skin to prevent sunburn.

How does it work ?

Broccoli sprout contains a chemical called glucoraphanin. When taken by mouth, the glucoraphanin in broccoli sprout is changed to another compound called sulforaphane. This chemical has antioxidant effects which might help and treat prevent cancer and liver problems.

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