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Vital Vegetables

Key Points:

  1. “Vital Vegetables” is a collaborative project between Australia and New Zealand

  2. The project is researching and promoting the health benefits of vegetables and aims to:
    • Develop high value products for local and export markets
    • Develop new vegetable products that have specific health benefits
    • Supply consumer demand for healthy, fresh products

  3. High vegetable and fruit consumption is associated with lower levels of some cancers and heart disease

  4. In particular, vegetables such as broccoli, pak choi and water cress are associated with lower levels of some cancers

  5. The clearest results to date are that high levels of nitrogen fertiliser decrease the amount of healthy compounds

  6. Selected broccoli varieties have 2 to 3½ times more 'anti cancer' compounds than other commercial varieties

Matters of Facts #17 Vital Vegetables October 2004
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