I love a bowl of hot soup, whether it is a hot or cold day. Creamy broccoli soup is one of my all-time favorite recipes and that I thought I’d share it with you. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also very healthy because it has cancer-fighting properties.
Broccoli contains a high concentration of sulforaphane, a compound which is found in cruciferous vegetables (kale, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, radish) and has strong anti-cancer properties. Sulforaphane is produced when the enzyme myrosinase reacts with glucoraphanin – this reaction usually occurs when the 2 compounds mix, which occurs when the plant is being chewed.
Therefore, thanks to its known cancer-preventing properties, individuals who have a high risk of cancer, especially prostate or carcinoma , should increase their consumption of broccoli. However, it isn’t as simple as this – it isn’t only about what you eat, but also how you eat it.
The way you cook your broccoli can drastically decrease the health benefits that it yields. For instance, boiling or microwaving broccoli will destroy the myrosinase enzymes, which successively will inhibit the assembly of sulforaphane. Therefore, the goal is to cook broccoli in such how that it’s ready to retain all of its health benefits.
Usually, when making creamy broccoli soup, the bulk of the myrosinase enzymes are lost during the simmering process. Therefore, this time, to counter that, after the broccoli has been lightly steamed for 3-5 minutes, put aside the leafy floret, and reserve it for the last step – most of the myrosinase enzymes are found within the leafy buds. the subsequent creamy broccoli soup recipe will leave your mouth watering while supplying you with an enormous nutrient boost!