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Broccoli Sprouting Seed

  • Brassica oleracea
  • Origin: Italy
Broccoli Sprouting Seed

SKU
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Common Name

Standardized: broccoli
Other: heading broccoli, sprouting broccoli

Botanical Name

Brassica oleraceae L. var. italica
Plant Family: Brassicaceae

Overview

Introduction

Broccoli seed is the source of broccoli sprouts, the most potent natural source of sulforaphane glucosinolate, a natural compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous plants that supports the body's antioxidant functions. Broccoli sprouts are added to salads, soups, pestos, pizzas, and wraps for flavor and texture. Try them as an addition to Greek salads, sun-dried tomato dishes, guacamole, tortilla soup (added just before serving), tofu, carrots, or as a side dish all on their own with a little vinaigrette.

Constituents

In addition to sulforaphane glucosinolate, broccoli sprouts are a superior source of Vitamin A, selenium and a good source of beta-carotene.

Parts Used

The raw seeds

Typical Preparations

Added to food, as noted above, and soaked for sprouting.

Summary

Broccoli sprouts are an excellent source of sulforaphane glucosinolate, a natural compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous plants that supports the body's antioxidant functions. Broccoli sprouts are an excellent source of SG, which are also obtained by eating:

-Allicin in garlic

-Carotenoids in pumpkin, squash, and carrots

-Flavonoids in tea and berries

-Isoflavones in soybeans

-Lignans in flax seed

-Lycopene in tomatoes

Three-day-old broccoli sprouts contain 20 times the concentration of sulforaphane glucosinolate found in mature broccoli.

Precautions

Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.