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4 October 2011, 15:26
A "super broccoli" that fights cancer and heart disease has been developed by scientists based in Norwich.
The Institute of Food Research and John Innes Centre, both located in Norwich, bred the broccoli using conventional methods rather than genetic engineering after discovering a wild variety of the vegetable, containing raised levels of the nutrient in Italy, in 1983.
From today the "super broccoli", also named Beneforte, can be found on the shelves at Marks & Spencers for a period of 6 months before moving on to other supermarkets.
Heart spoke to Professor Richard Mithen from the Institue of Food Research about his team's work.