Have you ever eaten broccoli sprouts or even heard of them? Did you know that broccoli sprouts are the world’s healthiest foods and are up to 100 times higher in cancer fighting compounds than the actual mature broccoli?
Broccoli sprouts are the most rich source of sulforaphane, one of the cancer-fighting compounds in adult broccoli.
In fact, cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli contain a compound called sulforaphane, which help produce antioxidant and detoxification proteins.These compounds protect our bodies from the toxins we encounter daily.
“1 pound of sprouts equals 100 pounds of broccoli in terms of cancer fighting ability”
Additionally, these compounds act as a panacea, able to help with most health issues
- Kill cancer cells and protect healthy cells.
- Help with weight loss(study)
- Improve symptoms of autism in kids. (study)
- Reduce gut inflammation
- Improve liver function.
- Detoxify the body (study)
- Prevent autoimmunity.
- Protect your brain. (study)
How to Grow Broccoli sprouts:
2 tablespoons sprouting broccoli seeds (here)
- Add 2 tablespoons of broccoli sprouting seeds (here) to a big mason jar.
- Fill it with a few inches of water. Soak the seeds for 6 to 12 hours.
- Store in a warm, dark place overnight.
- Drain the Seeds in the strainer and rinse well with water.
- Return the seeds to the jar and cover with cheesecloth and secure with a rubber band
- Continue rinsing and draining seeds 2-3 times per day
- This will take about a week. When the sprouts get to be about 3/4 of an inch long, move them to a window to get some sunlight. Continue rinsing until your sprout begin to green.
- De-Hull your sprounts if you like, before refrigerating.