NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
April 12, 2017
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that just a moderate four milligram per day increase in dietary zinc leads to improvement of DNA strand breaks and the overall DNA repair process, according to a study in the December 2016 issue of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition?

Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
Mom Was Right About Brussels Sprouts
Bonnie and Steve: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service issued the following news:

Your Mom was right. You should have eaten your Brussel sprouts, kale, cabbage and 27 additional varieties of Brassica microgreens. That declaration comes following the identification of vitamins and minerals in all members of the Brassica (or Cruciferous) family that are important to our health.

Microgreens are the young seedlings of vegetables and herbs. They are harvested with the seed's original leaves intact, very soon after these first true leaves emerge. The Brassica microgreens analyzed in this study included arugula, broccoli, kale, radish, red cabbage and wasabi.

Essential minerals are a class of nutrients important for human health that are obtained from dietary sources. There are two groups of these essential minerals: microelements (also known as "trace elements," such as iron, zinc, copper and manganese) and macroelements (such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium).

These elements play crucial roles in various biological processes for both plants and animals. In humans, deficiencies can cause metabolic disorders and organ damage leading to diseases and even death.

The Ag scientists found that mineral concentrations in microgreens varied by species and variety. The most abundant macroelement found in the microgreen samples was potassium, followed by phosphorus, calcium, magnesium and sodium. Potassium values were highest in wasabi microgreens and lowest in daikon radish microgreens. Savoy cabbage microgreens had the highest calcium levels.

Microgreens are an emerging class of specialty fresh produce which have gained popularity with chefs and consumers, and positively impact diets.

The research was in the April 2017 issue of AgResearch.
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