Hitting supermarkets next week will be the new vegetable super food called Beneforte, a specially bred broccoli which has higher volumes of phytonutrient glucoraphanin, a health maintaining nutrient. This super food nutrient is said to combat heart disease and some forms of cancer effectively and will only be 50p more than the price of regular broccoli sold in stores across the UK. Shipments through refrigerated courier are necessary to preserve the freshness of the vegetable and tests are being conducted on Beneforte all over the UK as to this super foods potential benefit.
Scientists have stated that there has been no genetic modification in the production of Beneforte. The process has been a long interbreeding endeavour that has born dividends with the discovery of the full potential of the process. Breeding broccoli in this manner, with other members of the vegetable family, has produced a variant with up to four times as much phytonutrient glucoraphanin. In terms of treating early cases of prostate cancer and for people with risks of heart attack, this super food may be the answer that they have been looking for.
Food logistics may have supply challenges should the vegetable become the popular choice amongst health seeking consumers. The professor heading up the project has stated that this will not be a one stop food choice for people with health issues and an active lifestyle and varied diet will still be crucial to staying healthy. Beneforte is also said to taste better than broccoli, which may help mothers trying to get their children to benefit from its healthy properties.