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Find out more about broccoli

Sunday’s BBC Countryfile programme on October 25 includes a feature on a variety of broccoli bred to contain higher levels of a compound called glucoraphanin. This broccoli, called Beneforté, is now being grown commercially in the UK and around the world and is available in a number of leading supermarkets in the UK including Asda […]

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Scientists at the Institute of Food Research on the Norwich Research Park want to find out whether eating this new broccoli can have an impact on conditions such as high cholesterol in the over-50s.

Enriched broccoli reduces cholesterol

Including a new broccoli variety in the diet reduces blood LDL-cholesterol levels by around 6%, according to the results of human trials led by the Institute of Food Research. The broccoli variety was bred to contain two to three times more of a naturally occurring compound glucoraphanin. It is now available in supermarkets, under the […]

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Eating broccoli retunes metabolism

Researchers at the Institute of Food Research have obtained the first evidence from human studies of how diets rich in glucosinolates, such as glucoraphanin found in broccoli, can ‘re-tune’ cellular processes that get disrupted as we age. Retuning these processes to normal may contribute to the reduced risk of cancer seen in people who eat […]

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Impact of UK Agri-Tech Strategy Announcement

The Institute of Food Research (IFR) welcomes the UK Agri-Tech strategy, launched in July by the Government. The £160m new investment represents a positive step to making the UK a world-leader in emphasising the pivotal role of science and technology to deliver sufficient nutritious food for all in the future. The UK is world-leading in […]

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Reliably higher levels of healthy compound in Beneforté broccoli

Field trials and genetic studies have shown that a new variety of broccoli reliably yields higher levels of a health-promoting compound. Broccoli contains a compound called glucoraphanin, which has been shown to promote health by maintaining cardiovascular health and a reduction in the risk of cancer. A long term breeding programme to increase glucoraphanin levels […]

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IFR supporting NutraFormulate Conference

IFR is pleased to support NutraFormulate – Ingredients for Healthy Living, which will be held at the NMM Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, 20-21  March 2013. Richard Mithen and Paul Kroon from the Institute of Food Research will be speaking at NutraFormulate – Ingredients for Healthy Living Food for Thought Conference in March 2013. The Food & Health […]

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British research leads to UK-wide launch of Beneforté broccoli

UK science has led to a new variety of broccoli with higher levels of a key phytonutrient, to be sold in all major UK supermarkets from next week. The new broccoli, Beneforté, was developed from publicly-funded research at two of the UK’s world-leading biological research institutes: the Institute of Food Research and the John Innes […]

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