What Is Broccoli Seed Oil?
When you hear “broccoli oil” you might picture someone squashing the green cruciferous vegetable and putting the juices in a container. Don’t worry, broccoli oil is not made this way. Broccoli seed oil is made by cold-pressing the tiny seeds of broccoli sprouts. Broccoli sprouts are how the adult vegetable we all know as broccoli starts out. They typically only grow for about four or five days before they’re harvested. These sprouts may be small, but they are mighty. Broccoli sprouts are said to contain up to 80-100 times more of the antioxidant sulforaphane than broccoli. (2)
Pure broccoli seed oil has a pale greenish-yellow color. Does it smell like broccoli? I will warn you that, yes, it does have a scent similar to broccoli. The good news is that it’s typically very faint and dissipates rather quickly. Personally, I don’t mind the scent because I can tell the oil really has its literal roots in the broccoli plant itself.