Brassica’s SGS Broccoli Seed Extract Given Favorable Safety Review

August 2, 2013

Volume of broccoli benefits continues to grow.

More than just a great-tasting vegetable, broccoli continues to earn attention for its beneficial effects on conditions including inflammation, cholesterol management, and oxidative stress in diabetics.

An independent panel of pharmacologists and toxicologists recently completed a favorable review of Brassica Protection Products LLC’s (Baltimore; BPP) GRAS notification for the use of its SGS broccoli seed extract in foods. The acknowledgment comes after a comprehensive and critical review of available information and data on the safety of the use of aqueous broccoli seed extract powder in selected foods for the general population.

SGS broccoli seed extract is a natural source of glucoraphanin, a phytonutrient found in cruciferous vegetables. Glucoraphanin is the precursor to sulforaphane, a potent natural inducer of Phase 2 detoxification enzymes. According to BPP, these enzymes “eliminate many types of free radicals and environmental pollutants and trigger ongoing antioxidant action that lasts for as much as three days.”