Developed by British scientists, Beneforte has two to three times more glucoraphanin than regular broccoli.

Amelia Riley Swan
Amelia Riley Swan on October 4, 2011.

A heart disease and cancer-fighting “superbroccoli” developed by British scientists goes on sale in the UK today.

The vegetable looks the same as normal broccoli but contains boosted levels of glucoraphanin, which may protect the body against heart disease and some types of cancer.

The new broccoli, called Beneforte, contains two to three times more glucoraphanin than standard broccoli. It will be sold at Marks & Spencer stores from and make an appearance on the shelves of other supermarkets next year. Guardian