"Eating broccoli sprouts may be able to protect people
from cancer, according to scientists from Johns Hopkins. The Maryland-based
researchers found that young broccoli sprouts contain a substance called sulforaphane
in concentrated amounts. Sulforaphane helps the body fight cancer, and may
prevent certain cancers from developing. Researchers call this phenomenon
Asthma sufferers may benefit from a daily dose of broccoli sprouts, as studies
have shown a decrease in inflammation of the airways after eating the
vegetable. A study reported in the March 2009 issue of Clinical Immunology
reports that sulforaphane, the same compound that can prevent and fight cancer,
reduced inflammation associated with asthma and nasal allergies. In addition to
broccoli sprouts, sulforaphane is naturally occurring in cauliflower, mature
broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbage. "
Broccoli Sprouts: Day 1 Seed to sprout in 3-6 days Yield is up to 1:5 Sprout shelf life is up to 6 weeks if stored properly. Directions: Prep 1 to 3 Tablespoons of organic broccoli seeds then transfer into a bowl or
into your Sprout Jar.Add 2-3 times as much cool (60°-70°) water. Mix seeds up to assure even water contact for all.Note: Brassicas tend to float. Try to sink those that do by knocking them down
with your fingers. It isn't a big deal but it is a good habit. Allow seeds to Soak for 6-12 hours.
Move the jar so the kitten won't knock it over!Empty the seeds into your
Sprout Jar. Drain off the soak water. You may water plants or use
it in stock if you like - it has nutrients in it.
Set your Sprout Jar anywhere out of direct sunlight and at
room temperature (70° is optimal) between rinses. This is where your sprouts do their growing.
We use a counter top - in the corner of our kitchen, but where the sprout jar
won't get knocked over by cats, dogs, kids or us
Rinse and Drain again every 8-12 hours for 3 days. Be sure to drain very thoroughly.
Day 4: Broccoli Sprouts
Greening On the 4th day relocate your sprouts if necessary. If you've been keeping them away from light, move them. Avoid direct sun. It
can cook your sprouts. Indirect sunlight is best but virtually any light will
Your sprouts will be done during day 5 or 6.
The majority of sprouts will have open leaves which will be green if you exposed
them to light.
Before your final rinse; remove the seed hulls. Brassica sprout hulls are quite large (relative to the seed and sprout) and
they hold a lot of water - which can dramatically lessen the shelf life of your
Your sprouts are done 8-12 hours after the final rinse. After you de-hull and the final rinse we
need to drain very thoroughly and let our sprouts dry a bit. At this time, you can spread your seeds out only a plate
Transfer the sprout crop to a clean glass jar or the sealed
container of your choice.