Beneforté® Broccoli – The Vegetable that Boosts Your Body’s Antioxidant Enzymes

K. Humphrey 8/30/2011

It’s a pretty sure bet as a child your parents made you eat your vegetables. So, what was the bane of your existence? For many kids, it’s broccoli – but hopefully not for long.

“They’ll help you grow big and strong,” your parents likely said while you stubbornly poked at the green vegetable, dubious of your parents’ claims and convinced it was going to taste awful. When no one was looking you took a cautious nibble and discovered it actually tasted great.

You may have been reluctant to admit your parents had been right about broccoli, but it didn’t stop you from finishing off the scrumptious veggie.

Now there’s an even better reason to love broccoli. Beneforté broccoli boosts your body’s antioxidant enzyme levels at least two times more compared to other leading broccoli varieties.

Each serving of Beneforté broccoli, a collaboration of Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc. and Apio, Inc., naturally contains 2-3 times the phytonutrient glucoraphanin as a single serving of other leading broccoli varieties. Glucoraphanin  naturally boosts the body’s antioxidant enzyme levels, and these enzymes help maintain the antioxidant activity of vitamins A, C and E in your body.  These antioxidant vitamins protect your body from damage by free radicals and other environmental stresses.

In addition to providing nutritional benefits, Beneforté tastes great and can be cooked a variety of ways (it’s great raw too, though in the video above Kirsten demonstrates a delicious way to prepare Beneforté!). The best way to get the health benefits from any broccoli is to eat it raw or lightly steamed. 

 In 2011 Beneforté broccoli is available in Southern California and Texas through Apio Inc.’s Eat Smart® fresh cut vegetable line.

Beneforté® is a registered trademark of Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
Eat Smart® is a registered trademark of Apio, Inc.
©2011 Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.