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Did you know that along with its wealth of vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber, kale provides unique sulfur-containing phytonutrients? Like its cruciferous cousins, broccoli and cabbage, kale contains health-promoting organosulfur compounds, which have been found to help prevent a wide variety of cancers. Research suggests that the phytonutrients found in these foods also help activate detoxifying enzymes in the liver, which work to neutralize potentially carcinogenic substances. One of these compounds, sulforaphane, is formed when cruciferous vegetables (such as kale) are chopped or chewed. Sulforaphane has been found to trigger the liver to produce enzymes that detoxify cancer-causing chemicals and inhibit chemically-induced breast cancers in animal studies. Read more. Kale