20 Years of Brassica: From Johns Hopkins to a Broccoli Field in California

Speeches at Brassica's 20th Anniversary Party

Thinking back about the 20 years since I co-founded Brassica, there have been many remarkable events that shaped the company into a global provider of nutritional products. My father, Dr. Paul Talalay, and his research colleagues at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine worked on elucidating the ways the body protects itself from damage and studied the health benefits of cruciferous vegetables. They were the first to isolate the phytonutrient – sulforaphane (derived from glucoraphanin) – demonstrate that it was highly concentrated in certain broccoli seeds and sprouts, and show its powerful ability to protect cells. These achievements made a tremendous impact on the scientific community and became the source of inspiration for Brassica.

Thankful

I’m honored to bring my father’s discoveries to life with the founding of Brassica. As many entrepreneurs can relate, creating and nurturing a new business is challenging. It takes the help of many people. The growth of our business is due to retail, nutrition, manufacturing, regulatory, applied research, agriculture and business experts who have contributed their talents to help create a company that delivers a consistent and long-lasting source of glucoraphanin from broccoli seeds – all grown in the U.S. I’m thankful for our customers who have encouraged us at every turn and validated our desires to make the highest-quality ingredients and products. I’m grateful for every person who has touched Brassica in one way or another.

Party at SupplySide West

We recently celebrated our anniversary in Las Vegas during the leading industry conference and expo SupplySide West where we enjoyed seeing old and new friends at Chef Rick Moonen’s Rx Boiler Room restaurant. The chef and his mixology team created our commemorative signature cocktail and mocktail that featured TrueBroc® glucoraphanin.

We look forward to the next 20 years of research, product innovation and customer relationships that help people throughout the world live healthier lives.

Be well,

Tony Talalay, CEO and co-founder of Brassica