Red cabbage, broccoli, apple, sunflower seeds, barberries, cider vinegar, rapeseed oil
A sulphur-rich cruciferous vegetable salad
Sulforaphane is activated when glucoraphanin comes into contact with myrosinase, a family of enzymes that play a role in the defence response of plants. Raw vegetables must be finely sliced and/or well-chewed to release myrosinase. Red cabbage is packed with antioxidants, nutrients, vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre. An intake of a minimum of 5 weekly servings of cruciferous vegetables has been linked to a telling decrease in cancer risk (Nian et al 2009).
1/4 red cabbage finely sliced, I use a mandolin
1/2 head of a small head of broccoli, finely sliced
1 apple, cored and cut into fine dice
2 tbs sunflower seeds
2 tbs of barberries, can be substituted by any red/purple dried fruit
2 tbs cider vinegar or lemon juice
A good drizzle of rapeseed oil or olive oil
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
Add all the ingredients to a bowl, reserving 1 tbs of the barberries
Allow the flavours to develop for 1/2 an hour
Serve onto side plates, garnish with the remaining barberries
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