How can you beat the nutrition of broccoli? Broccoli sprouts! Broccoli sprouts can contain up to 50 times the amount of certain antioxidants found in full grown Broccoli. Broccoli sprouts are an excellent source of sulforaphane glucosinolate, a natural compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous plants, that provide antioxidant protection. When it comes to basic nutrients, broccoli is the king. Ounce for ounce, broccoli has more vitamin C than an orange and as much calcium as a glass of milk. Broccoli is also one of the richest sources of beta-carotene in the produce section.
Broccoli has a strong, positive impact on our body's detoxification system, and researchers have recently identified one of the key reasons for this detox benefit. Glucoraphanin, gluconasturtiian, and glucobrassicin are 3 glucosinolate phytonutrients found in a special combination in broccoli. This dynamic trio is able to support all steps in body's detox process, including activation, neutralization, and elimination of unwanted contaminants. Isothiocyanates (ITCs) are the detox-regulating molecules made from broccoli's glucosinolates, and they help control the detox process at a genetic level.
In recent years, broccoli has made the headlines regarding three components found in the vegetable. For instance, indole-3-carbinol has captured the attention of those looking for protective effects against hormone-related cancers, such as breast and prostate cancer. I3C promotes "good" hormones, while working against destructive ones. I3C supports healthy cellular replication and interferes with the life cycle of abnormal cell growth by inhibiting an enzyme important in the cell's growth cycle. The sulforaphane in broccoli also helps to increase the level of enzymes that block abnormal cell growth, while the beta-carotene in broccoli transforms into vitamin A within the body, providing an effective antioxidant that destroys free radicals (responsible for weakening the defense of cells). Indole-3-carbino and sulforaphane are found in much higher levels in broccoli sprouts than the mature vegetable.
Suggested Use: Soak 3 tablespoons of seeds in cool 70°F filtered water for 8 to 12 hours. Then rinse and drain well. Keep seeds out of direct sunlight and rinse and drain thoroughly with cool water every 8 to 12 hours for the next 3 days. On day 4 relocate your sprouts if necessary to get indirect sun light. Continue to rinse and drain every 8 to 12 hours. On day 5 or 6 when sprouts have reached the desired length, remove seed hulls, rinse and dry with a paper towel. Once dry, put in a sealed container and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Yields approximately 2 cups (8 oz) of sprouts.
Some possible benefits of our raw organic Broccoli Sprouting Seeds may include:
● Supporting healthy digestion
● Combating inflammation throughout the body
● Enhancing detoxification throughout the body
● Supporting healthy cardiovascular system
● Combating the development of cataracts
● Supporting "good" hormones, while working against destructive ones
● Combating high blood pressure
● High levels of antioxidants
● Combating allergies & asthma
● Supporting healthy cholesterol levels
Botanical Name: Brassica Oleracea
Other Names: Calabrese, Sprouting Broccoli, Purple Sprouting Broccoli
Origin: USA - Certified Organic
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Broccoli Sprouting Seed is certified organic and passes our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Organic Broccoli Sprouting Seed packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Organic Broccoli Sprouting Seed in a cool, dark, dry place.