Will cooking destroy the nutrients in broccoli?

Posted 01/25/2012 | By HealthCorps

Actually, cooked broccoli is quite nutritious, as long as you don’t overcook it. Broccoli contains sulforaphane, an anti-cancer substance. This substance requires the enzyme myrosine to remain intact, in order to provide its protective nature to you. Over-cooking broccoli can destroy the myrosine, so make sure you only steam broccoli for up to about 4 minutes, to avoid destroying the important and nutritious compounds.

According to certain experts you can “add additional sulforaphane” to your broccoli dish, by including radishes, arugula, cabbage and mustard greens, all also high in this important and healthy substance.

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