Broccoli Sprouts: A Nutritional Analysis

May 27, 2009 by  
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Broccoli Sprouts: The Super Anti-Cancer Sprout!

Broccoli Sprouts: The Super Anti-Cancer Sprout!

Broccoli sprouts contain an abundance of phytonutrients in addition to fiber and vitamins A and C, which also guard the body against cancer. If cancer is already present, broccoli sprouts will help the body to suppress further cancer growth.

With a zingy peppery bite, broccoli sprouts present a refreshing taste to the palate. Scientists at John Hopkins School of medicine discovered that 3 day old broccoli sprouts have exceptionally high amounts of a natural cancer fighting compound called sulforaphane.

If you look at broccoli sprouts versus a mature broccoli oz for oz, broccoli sprouts contain 20 to 50 times more of the antioxidant sulforaphane. This is why you need to switch to broccoli sprouts if you are eating broccoli for its sulforaphane content!

Consistent, low level doses of anti-cancer enzymes enhance the body’s biological barriers to cancer development. These enzymes are proving themselves to protecting our good cells from going cancerous in the presence of carcinogens. And the consumption of broccoli sprouts is one of the best sources of these enzymes as they are abundant during the broccoli sprouts rapid growth period of germination.

Broccoli sprouts are a savoury addition to meals and an excellent garnish to any dish. As mentioned broccoli sprouts have a peppery bite so they can be used in place of pepper in any dishes such as salads, a garnish on soups, as a side dish to a meal or in sandwiches and wraps. Because of their high antioxidant content they can also be juiced for therapy.

The recommended method of growing broccoli is using the tray method. Soak 2-3 tablespoons of seeds and then rinse them 2-3 times a day. They will be ready to eat in just 5-6 days! Try it today!

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