Raw Sprouting Broccoli Seed (50g)
Raw Sprouting Broccoli Seed (50g)
Raw Sprouting Broccoli Seed (50g)
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Raw Sprouting Broccoli Seed (50g)

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Raw Sprouting Broccoli Seed (50g)


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How to grow broccoli sprouts?

  1. Purchase broccoli sprout seeds from a reputable source (like us!) Make sure they are intended for sprouting and not for planting in the soil as seeds might be palletised or coated with unwanted chemicals.

  2. Take a clean, quart-sized mason jar and a sprouting lid or cheesecloth. If you don't have a sprouting lid, you can use a regular lid and poke a few holes in it with a knife.

  3. Add 2 tablespoons of broccoli sprout seeds to the jar.

  4. Fill the jar with filtered water and let the seeds soak for 8-12 hours. This is a crucial step as it helps to activate the sprouting process.

  5. After the soaking period, drain the water out of the jar by tipping it upside down and letting the water drain out of the sprouting lid or cheesecloth.

  6. Rinse the seeds with fresh, filtered water and drain out the water again. This helps to remove any debris or impurities that may have accumulated during the soaking process.

  7. Repeat the rinsing and draining process 2-3 times a day for 5-7 days, or until the sprouts have grown to your desired length. This will encourage the growth of the sprouts and help to keep them healthy.

  8. Once the sprouts are fully grown, rinse them one last time and drain out any excess water.

  9. Store the sprouts in the refrigerator in an airtight container or plastic bag. This will help to keep them fresh and crisp.

  10. Enjoy your freshly grown broccoli sprouts on sandwiches, salads, or as a healthy snack! You can also experiment with different recipes and dishes to incorporate these delicious sprouts into your diet.

Video's on how to grow here

 
20 ways to eat broccoli sprouts!

Broccoli sprouts are a delicious and nutritious addition to any meal. These little greens pack a powerful punch of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, making them an ideal ingredient for health-conscious foodies. Here are 20 ways to eat broccoli sprouts and take your culinary game to the next level:

  1. Add them to a nutrient-packed salad: Toss some broccoli sprouts in with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and avocado for a refreshing and nutritious salad.

  2. Top your favourite sandwiches or burgers: Swap out your usual lettuce for some crunchy and flavorful broccoli sprouts to add some texture to your sandwich or burger.

  3. Blend them into a superfood smoothie: Give your morning smoothie an extra boost of nutrition by blending in some broccoli sprouts, spinach, banana, and almond milk.

  4. Sprinkle them on top of a hearty soup or stew: Add some freshness and flavour to your soup or stew by sprinkling some broccoli sprouts on top before serving.

  5. Mix them into your scrambled eggs: Whip up some fluffy scrambled eggs and mix in some broccoli sprouts for a healthy and delicious breakfast.

  6. Use them as a pizza topping: Give your pizza a healthy twist by topping it with broccoli sprouts, tomato sauce, cheese, and your favorite toppings.

  7. Add them to veggie-packed stir fry: Sauté some broccoli sprouts with colourful veggies like bell peppers, snow peas, and carrots for a flavorful and nutritious stir fry.

  8. Include them in a Buddha bowl: Create a colourful and nutritious Buddha bowl by adding some broccoli sprouts to a base of rice, quinoa, or another grain, along with roasted veggies, avocado, and your favourite protein.

  9. Mix them into a quiche or frittata: Add some extra nutrition to your breakfast or brunch by mixing some broccoli sprouts into a quiche or frittata.

  10. Use them as a topping for tacos: Add some crunch and flavor to your tacos by topping them with broccoli sprouts, salsa, and guacamole.

  11. Make a refreshing green smoothie bowl: Blend together some broccoli sprouts, spinach, mango, and coconut water, then top with fresh berries, granola, and a drizzle of honey.

  12. Create a nutrient-dense wrap: Fill a wrap with your favourite protein, veggies, and some broccoli sprouts for added crunch and nutrition.

  13. Sprinkle them on top of a veggie omelette: Add some broccoli sprouts to a veggie omelette along with some sautéed mushrooms, onions, and peppers for a flavorful and healthy breakfast.

  14. Use them as a garnish for seafood dishes: Top off your favourite seafood dish with some broccoli sprouts for a healthy and tasty garnish.

  15. Add them to a colourful grain bowl: Create a colourful and healthy grain bowl by mixing together some broccoli sprouts, brown rice, roasted veggies, and your favourite protein.

  16. Make a flavorful pesto: Blend together some broccoli sprouts, basil, garlic, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese to make a delicious and healthy pesto.

  17. Use them as a topping for a savoury breakfast bowl: Top off your savoury breakfast bowl with some broccoli sprouts for an added nutritional boost.

  18. Add them to a colourful veggie wrap: Fill a wrap with colourful veggies like bell peppers, carrots, and broccoli sprouts for a healthy and delicious lunch.

  19. Make a refreshing summer salad: Combine some broccoli sprouts, watermelon, feta cheese, and mint leaves for a refreshing and nutritious summer salad.

  20. Snack on them: Enjoy broccoli sprouts on their own as a healthy snack, seasoned with your favourite spices and seasonings.

Troubleshooting mould monsters

Mould growth on homegrown sprouts can be harmful to our health. Mould is a type of fungus that thrives in moist environments, and when sprouts are grown in such conditions, it can lead to mould growth. Mould produces toxins called mycotoxins, which can cause allergic reactions, respiratory problems, and digestive issues when ingested. In some cases, it can even lead to severe health problems.

To prevent mould growth on homegrown sprouts, there are two easy tricks that can be implemented. The first trick is to rinse the sprouts thoroughly at least once or twice a day using clean, filtered water. This removes any excess water that can lead to mould growth and helps to remove any debris or bacteria that may have accumulated on the sprouts. It's important to use a colander or strainer to rinse them thoroughly and ensure that the sprouts remain fresh and healthy.

The second trick is to provide good air circulation around the sprouts. Mould thrives in damp and stagnant environments, so it's essential to keep the air moving around the sprouts. This can be achieved by placing a fan near the sprouts or by opening a window to let in the fresh air. Good air circulation helps to prevent moisture buildup and keeps the sprouts dry and healthy.

In addition, it's crucial to inspect the sprouts regularly for any signs of mould growth. If you notice any discolouration, a musty odour, or a slimy texture, discard those sprouts immediately to prevent mould from spreading to the rest of the batch.

To store the sprouts, keep them in a clean, dry, and well-ventilated area. Avoid storing them in a damp or humid environment, as this can promote mould growth.

By following these steps, you can prevent mould growth in your homegrown sprouts and ensure that they are healthy and safe to consume. Regular rinsing, good air circulation, and proper storage are easy and effective ways to keep your sprouts mould-free and thriving. Remember, prevention is key to maintaining a healthy and enjoyable homegrown sprout harvest!


Why the hype?

Broccoli sprouts are a nutrient-dense food that offers several potential health benefits, backed by scientific studies. These benefits include antioxidant properties, anti-cancer properties, heart health benefits, immune system support, and digestive health benefits.

Broccoli sprouts are a great addition to any diet and can be easily grown at home using a variety of methods. To grow broccoli sprouts in Australia, it's important to use high-quality organic seeds and clean water to avoid contamination. One popular method for growing broccoli sprouts is to use a sprouting jar or sprouting bag, which allows for easy drainage and ventilation. Alternatively, broccoli sprouts can also be grown using a hydroponic system or a soil-based system. Regardless of the growing method used, it's important to follow proper hygiene practices when growing and handling sprouts to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.

The best time to harvest broccoli sprouts is when they are around 3-5 days old and have developed their first true leaves. At this stage, the sprouts will be at their peak in terms of nutrients, flavour, and texture, making them an ideal addition to salads, sandwiches, and other dishes. Harvesting broccoli sprouts at the optimal time and using proper growing methods can help to maximize their nutritional benefits.

In terms of nutrition, broccoli sprouts are a great source of antioxidants, anti-cancer compounds, vitamins, and minerals, making them a valuable addition to any diet. Sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts has been extensively studied for its anti-cancer properties and can inhibit the growth of cancer cells and induce apoptosis. Additionally, sulforaphane may also reduce the risk of cancer by activating a phase 2 enzyme that helps to detoxify carcinogens and reduce their harmful effects on the body.

Broccoli sprouts may also help to improve heart health by reducing inflammation and improving blood vessel function and may help to lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting the production of cholesterol in the liver. Vitamin C in broccoli sprouts is important for the immune system and can stimulate the production of white blood cells, while the fibre in broccoli sprouts helps to promote regular bowel movements and prevent constipation. Sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts may also help to reduce inflammation in the gut and protect against inflammatory bowel diseases.

In conclusion, consuming broccoli sprouts regularly can help to boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, improve heart health, and promote healthy digestion. However, it's important to note that while broccoli sprouts offer several potential health benefits, they should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment or advice. If you have any health concerns, it's best to speak with a healthcare professional. With a little bit of care and attention, broccoli sprouts can be easily grown at home in Australia and can provide a delicious and healthy addition to any diet.

References:

  1. Egner, P. A., et al. "Rapid and sustainable detoxication of airborne pollutants by broccoli sprout beverage: results of a randomized clinical trial in China." Cancer Prevention Research 7.8 (2014): 813-823. 

  2. Yanaka, A., et al. "Role of sulforaphane in protection of gastrointestinal tract against H. pylori and NSAID-induced oxidative stress." Current Pharmaceutical Design 23.27 (2017): 4066-4072.

  3. Kensler, T. W., et al. "Keap1-nrf2 signaling: a target for cancer prevention by sulforaphane." Top Curr Chem 329 (2013): 163-177. 

  4. Heber, D., et al. "Safety and antioxidant activity of a made-to-order (MTO) broccoli sprout beverage in healthy adults." Journal of agricultural and food chemistry 62.26 (2014): 6108-6113.

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