Best Grown in the Sprout Master Sprouters, the Terra Cotta Sprouters and the Easy Green Automatic Sprouter, the Easy Sprouter, Broccoli is a member of the Brassica family, also known as Cruciferous. The Doctors at John Hopkins University Brassica Foundation for Chemoprotection Research published an article in 1997 "Broccoli Sprouts: An Exceptionally Rich Source of Inducers of Enzymes that Protect Against Chemical Carcinogens". Broccoli sprouts contain 20 - 50 times more cancer fighting nutrition then a mature broccoli plant. The sprout has a strong broccoli flavor. Sulphoraphane stimulates cells to produce enzymes that are effective against certain types of tumor growths. If you are using Broccoli Sprouts to help in your fight against cancer, the recommended amount to eat is about 1 cup of raw broccoli sprouts per day. Use the sprouts as a base for salads and raw sprouted soups. Great sprout for juicing.
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The following information is from one of my clients and is used with his permission:
This vendor delivers clean broccoli seeds with excellent germination.
I recently reviewed THE BROCCOLI SPROUTS BREAKTHROUGH: THE NEW
MIRACLE FOOD FOR CANCER PREVENTION, by Deborah R. Mitchell. My review
may encourage you to grow your own; broccoli sprouts add a bit of spice
and lots of health to your salads. My review:
It's been known for some time that broccoli contains the multiple
nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties including diindolylmethane
and selenium. The 3,3'-Diindolylmethane found in broccoli is a potent
modulator of the innate immune response system with anti-viral,
anti-bacterial and anti-cancer activity. Broccoli also contains the
compound glucoraphanin, which can be processed into an anticancer
compound sulforaphane, though the benefits of broccoli is reduced if
the vegetable is boiled.
The press release claimed that "three-day-old broccoli sprouts
consistently contain 20 to 50 times the amount of chemoprotective
compounds found in mature broccoli heads, and may offer a simple,
dietary means of chemically reducing cancer risk," says Paul Talalay,
M.D., J.J. Abel Distinguished Service Professor of Pharmacology."
Now that was interesting. There is more of the good stuff in
sprouts than in the mature plant. There is no reason to cook sprouts,
so I wouldn't be destroying the chemical. So, I started buying cartons
of the sprouts and adding them to our evening salads several times a
week. We also continued to eat steamed broccoli two or three times a
But, broccoli sprouts aren't always available at the Market Basket
in Franklin Lakes, and they are much pricier than some of the other
sprouts on offer. I found many references to this book as a good source
of information on how to grow my own. In practice those references
turned out to be absolutely accurate; we can now grow regular crops of
broccoli sprouts. As the author writes: "They stand about two to three
inches tall, are frail and spindly, fall over in the slightest
breeze...." So, plant them very very close together, about 200 seeds in
a three inch square tray.
It pays to remain cynical, even if you enjoy eating a low calorie
food that tastes good and may help your body fight cancer. Before
writing this Review, I asked John Hopkins for the current status of
their research results.
I received a very kind response indicating that Hopkins still
believes the press release reports good science. The also sent me
information on other benefits in the fight against UV damage to skin
and skin blistering generally. They also referred me to a great
resource, the Johns Hopkins Medical Desk Reference.
So, I can still recommend this book in good conscience. Broccoli
sprouts have a bite something similar to uncooked cabbage, and spice up
a mixed green salad in quite a pleasant way. Unless you dislike the
taste of cabbage, of course. Then you may decide to just choke them
down anyway for the food benefits.