Microwave cooking increases sulforaphane level in broccoli by 80% at 50-60ºC heat (Lu et al., 2020).
Microwave for 1 minute.
As you may know, microwaving your food is a highly debated topic.
But the results show that it's benefitial to microwave your vegetables.
Dommes 2018, also found that the sulforaphane content in broccoli increases 4 times after just 1 minute of microwaving (950W). It became undetectable after 3 minutes of microwaving.
But bear in mind, broccoli sprouts contain far more sulforaphane than regular broccoli.
Use this to your advantage and microwave your vegetables to get the most out of them!
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