Which is better for your gut bacteria: Organic broccoli or cauliflower?
The organic broccoli in the fridge may be more nutritious than the processed version, but it’s not as good as the cooked version, according to a new study.
The study found that organic broccoli had higher levels of vitamins A, C and E, a factor that could help lower the risk of colitis and prevent colon cancer, according the Huffington Post.
The study also found that the organic broccoli that was tested had more nutrients, including protein and calcium, compared to the processed broccoli.
“Organic broccoli is high in vitamins A and C and low in saturated fat, and this makes it a great source of dietary fiber and antioxidants,” Dr. Robert T. Miller, a microbiologist and director of the University of Colorado’s Center for Food Research, told The Huffington Post in a statement.
“Cauliflower is higher in vitamins C, D, E and K, and is high on iron and folate.”
The research also showed that organic varieties of broccoli were healthier, too.
Organic varieties had more vitamin C, zinc and vitamin A than the conventional varieties.
In addition, organic varieties also had higher fiber content, which could help prevent colon and bladder cancer.
Miller also noted that the study looked at only the foods of the same brand, which may not reflect the total nutrients in all varieties.