Broccoli sprouts are ready in 3–5 days.
Nutrients: contains vitamins A, C and K, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. Broccoli sprouts contain amino acids, enzymes and antioxidants.
Benefits: broccoli microgreens contain glucoraphanin. Glucoraphanin is converted to sulforaphane (by the enzyme myrosinase), which has anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties. Broccoli microgreens are rich in fibres, which helps fight constipation. This helps to maintain a healthy digestive tract and promote regular digestion, which is crucial for the daily excretion of toxins with bile and faeces. Eating sprouts promotes a healthy complexion and hair growth, provides increased energy and may have a weight-loss effect. Just one cup of chopped broccoli provides 92 micrograms of vitamin K. This is well over 100% of the daily requirement, a sufficient amount of vitamin K improves bone health by improving calcium absorption and reducing calcium excretion in urine.
Broccoli sprouts must be thoroughly chewed, it is also good to add them to the smoothie; when crushed, the amount of sulforaphane increases.
Use in: salads, smoothies, sandwiches, pasta dishes, in soups for garnishing, etc.