I think we all know that broccoli is a super healthy food. But did you know that broccoli sprouts are even healthier and have 50-100 times more healing properties than the broccoli plant. The sprouts are three-to-five-day old broccoli plants. They are a great source of vitamins, minerals full of protein, fibres, and phytochemicals.
Broccoli sprouts provide around 100 times more glucoraphanin. Glucoraphanin converts into the phytochemical sulforaphane. Studies show that Sulforaphane may protect against cancer, reduce inflammation, protect against some brain conditions like stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and improve autism conditions. It may improve digestive health, heart health, lower blood sugar levels and improve joint health. Broccoli sprouts protect your skin from sun damage, reduce wrinkles, increase the elasticity in skin and strengthen hair follicles while slowing down the aging process. The sprouts are easy to grow but must be carefully washed as they are prone to bacterial contamination. I prefer to use organic broccoli sprout powder. It has a umami flavour and improves any dish but also great as a topping on popcorn and in smoothies.