Beneforte broccoli rolled out to stores

The UK-bred Beneforte broccoli went on sale in all major UK supermarket chains this week, following a successful trial with Marks & Spencer last autumn.

Bred conventionally by the Institute of Food Research and the John Innes Centre, Beneforte boasts enhanced phytonutrient glucoraphanin levels, helpful in arresting development of cancers.

Professor Douglas Kell, chief executive of funder the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council, said: "The rollout of Beneforte follows years of research to understand the compounds within broccoli. This knowledge has now been translated into a commercial product, with potential health benefits for all."


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