Organic Brown Mustard Sprouting Seeds are a source of selenium, a nutrient which has been shown to possibly help support the respiratory system, tissue growth and healthy androgen and inflammation responses. They also qualified as a source of magnesium. Like selenium, magnesium has been shown to possibly support healthy blood pressure levels and deep sleep patterns. In addition, it may support a healthy sensory response and healthy heart.
In addition to being mineral rich, non-GMO brown mustard sprouting seeds contain plentiful amounts of phytonutrients called glucosinolates. The seeds also contain myrosinase enzymes that can break apart the glucosinolates into other phytonutrients called isothiocyanates. The isothiocyanates in mustard seed (and other Brassicas) have been repeatedly studied for their ability to possibly support a healthy immune response.
A study conducted on animals suggested that mustard seeds may be beneficial in supporting healthy blood sugar action. These study results documented that there was an increase in the concentration of hepatic glycogen and glycogenesis, as evident from the increased activity of glycogen synthetase, and decrease in glycogenolysis and gluconeogenesis as evident from the decreased activity of glycogen phosphorylase and gluconeogenic enzymes.
Our Brown Mustard Sprouting Seeds are grown in an optimal environment in Canada, promoting the most concentrated amounts of minerals and nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, as well as a source of iron, calcium, zinc, manganese, magnesium, protein, niacin and dietary fiber.
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 sunlight. 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.
Botanical Name: Brassica nigra
Ingredients: Raw Organic Brown Mustard Sprouting Seeds.
Origin: Canada - 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 Brown Mustard 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 Brown Mustard 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 Brown Mustard Sprouting Seed in a cool, dark, dry place.
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