Scientists at Victoria’s Department of Primary Industries (DPI), have found “Booster Broccoli”, a brand new selection that’s the first within the group of tremendous greens and comprises extra anti-oxidants than the standard selection, the ABC report mentioned on Monday.
DPI’s main scientist Rod Jones mentioned that the brand new broccoli will not be the consequence of genetic engineering.
“All we’ve done is gone back and minded nature’s natural diversity,” he mentioned.
Jones additionally mentioned that DPI had partnerships with giant corporations and had examined 400 varieties of broccoli earlier than choosing the one which had the best anti-oxidant content material and now they’ve determined to breed the “Booster Broccoli”.
“It’s also about improving the health of our population in general by getting people to eat vegetables that we know are very good for them,” he added.
“It’s a premium branded product so the returns to growers should be higher,” Jones mentioned.