Experts from the University of Illinois thanks to the genetic modifications were able to turn broccoli into an incredibly useful product. Not even changed the fruits have a whole range of compounds necessary for health. According to research, broccoli reduces the risk of diabetes of the second type, diseases of the cardiovascular system, certain types of cancer, asthma.
In the last experiment, the researchers found in broccoli genes responsible for the accumulation of antioxidants. Acting on certain patterns in the genetic code of plant products, can improve useful properties.
The polyphenols group of antioxidants protect cells from oxidation that can be attributed to a really useful compounds necessary for proper functioning of the whole organism. Changes in genes allowed us to increase the concentration of polyphenols in broccoli. It is important to note that after heat treatment a large part of antioxidants intact.