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Broccoli is a specific group of plants in the species Brassica oleracea. Broccoli is high in calcium and vitamin K, and contains the constituent glucoraphanin which is converted into sulforaphane, a constituent that exerts anti-cancer and antimicrobial properties in experiments.

The American Botanical Council (ABC) is passionate about helping people live healthier lives through the responsible use of herbs and medicinal plants. As an independent, nonprofit education organization, ABC is dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media.

Please enjoy this information on broccoli made available through the generosity of Brassica Protection Products LLC’s adoption.

Broccoli AAH



Additional ABC Broccoli Resources 


HerbClip Articles

Increased Sulforaphane Bioavailability from Broccoli Preparations with Myrosinase. HC# 121513-548, July 15, 2016.

Broccoli Sprouts May Increase Activity of Natural Killer Cells in Response to Influenza Exposure. HC# 031661-542, April 15, 2016.

HerbalEGram Articles

Food as Medicine: Broccoli (Brassica oleracea, Brassicaceae). 2016; 13(3).


Read the Press Release on Brassica Protection Products' adoption of the HerbMedPro Broccoli record.

Contact us for more information on ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program.