Brassica is excited to welcome the Natural Health Shop in Richardson, Texas to our family of retailers offering Brassica Tea with SGS. They are an independent health food store that strives to serve all of your health needs through their extensive selection of supplements, groceries, books, beauty care and sports nutrition products. They also carry many specialty and hard-to-find products. They have a very knowledgeable staff that will be more than able to help with any questions you may have. As a family business, they make it a priority to provide personalized service and quality products.
With Spring finally upon us, it’s time to start thinking about all the great fresh produce that will soon be available in the supermarket and at your local farmers markets. We thought that this would be a great time to share some of our favorite healthy and delicious spring time salads.
“John Juvik and colleagues explain that diet is one of the most important factors influencing a person’s chances of developing cancer. One of the most helpful food families includes cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, kale and cabbage. In fact, eating broccoli regularly has been linked to lower rates of prostate, colon, breast, lung and skin cancers. In that super food, glucosinolates (GSs) and the substances that are left when GSs are broken down can boost the levels of a broccoli enzyme that helps rid the body of carcinogens. One way to increase GSs is to spray a plant hormone called methyl jasmonate on broccoli. This natural hormone protects the plants against pests. Juvik’s team wanted to determine which GSs and their products actually boost the enzyme levels when broccoli is treated.”
Broccoli, everyone’s favorite miniature trees, is a serious superfood. If you haven’t yet discovered the deliciousness that is broccoli, or are looking for more ways to incorporate this healthy veggie into more dishes, here is your inspiration!
Broccoli isn’t called a superfood for nothing. This amazing vegetable is full of vitamin C and vitamin A, (two big sources of antioxidants that fight heart disease, cataracts and cancers), calcium (which helps with high blood pressure), folic acid, and both soluble and insoluble fiber
Building consumer and market understanding of the benefits of glucoraphanin from broccoli is a lot like the DHA story, says leading broccoli extract supplier Brassica Protection Products (BPP), as it takes the ‘important step’ of self-affirming the GRAS status of its SGS ingredient.