BROCCOLI (BRASSICA OLERACEA) SPROUTING SEEDS
Broccoli sprouts look a lot like alfalfa sprouts but are more akin to radish. They are a great source of antioxidants and are powerfully anti-carcinogenic. A beautiful violet, these sprouts look and taste great in salads, as a garnish, or on their own. Broccoli sprouts can be sprouted in any of our spouters but we recommend our Masontops bean screens. Check out our bean screens
- Loaded with a substance called sulforaphane, helping the body to combat and prevent cancer.
- An anti-inflammatory, broccoli sprouts have been of use in the treatment of asthma. Sulforaphane again the active ingredient, this time reducing the inflammation associated with asthma and other bronchial issues.
- Sprouted broccoli has proven effective in the treatment of peptic ulcers.
- High in the vitamins A, C, K and folate.
- A good source of dietary fibre, aiding in detoxification of the colon and digestive tract and preventing constipation.
- Rich in manganese, helping to combat free radicals.
- Regulates cholesterol in the blood, promoting cardiovascular health and well being.
The importance of Sulforaphane:
The research on sulforaphane is fast emerging, with more than 1000 peer-reviewed papers on the subject. The most significant aspect of sulforaphane is its Nutrigenomic properties. Sulforaphane has been shown to influence around 200 genes related to human immune function. This is the reason sulforaphane can be beneficial to overall health and well being by improving our defences against illness. Sulforaphane is highly bioavailable and can be readily absorbed in the body.
Certification: Australian Certified Organic
Sprouts will be ready in around 7 to 10 days. To sprout, add 1 tablespoon of seeds to a sprouting jar. Soak with 250ml of water overnight and drain. Rinse with water, 3 to 4 times per day. Spread evenly and store on a benchtop until sprouting is complete. Store sprouts in a refrigerator.
Add to your favourite salads, smoothies or juice.
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