Broccoli sprouts have gained in popularity over the past few years. Instead of buying expensive sprouts at the grocery store, grow your own broccoli sprouts at home with our Organic Broccoli Sprouting Seeds!
BROCCOLI SPROUTS NUTRITION INFORMATION
The broccoli seed can be grown into a sprout or a microgreen. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A and B, iron, calcium, and magnesium. The entire plant can be eaten, roots and leaves included. Although the roots can resemble mold, they are safe to eat.
Broccoli sprouts and microgreens taste stronger than fully grown broccoli and can add a distinctive flavor to your salad, smoothie, or other meal. They have been known to lower inflammation and are high in fiber to keep you full. Broccoli sprouts are also high in vitamin C, helping boost your immune system.
TYPES OF BRASSICA SPROUTS
Broccoli sprouts are not the only nutritional sprouting seeds in the brassica family that are easy to grow. Radish sprouts are a great source of vitamin B, E, C, K and A, as well as containing essential amino acids. It has more of a peppery flavor compared to broccoli sprouts, making it flavorful. In contrast, cabbage sprouts are more delicate and have a sweeter taste. The brown mustard sprouts have a strong taste by themselves and the entire sprout can be eaten - from root tip to leaf top! If you like the taste of mustard, try our lacto-fermented whole grain mustard recipe with whole mustard seeds.
We offer a variety of sprouting seed blends to satisfy any palate. Try our sweet green sprouting blend or our vegan protein sprouting blend to add more nutrition to your meals. If you like adding greens to sandwiches, we have the perfect deli sandwich sprouting seed blend.
Instructions for Sprouting Broccoli & Brassica Seeds
- Rinse ¼ cup broccoli seeds, removing any debris or floating matter.
- Place seeds in a quart, wide-mouth mason jar or other sprouting container. Add ½-¾ cup cool water, cover with a sprouting screen or mesh sprouting lid and soak 8 hours or overnight.
- Drain all water off the seeds.
- Invert the jar over a bowl at an angle so that the broccoli seeds will drain and air will be able to circulate.
- After 6-8 hours of draining, rinse and drain again.
- Repeat rinsing and draining 2-3 times daily.
- Tiny sprouts should begin to form in 3-4 days. Once sprout tails appear, move the sprout container to indirect light for growing green leaves.
- Once broccoli sprouts reach desired length, usually 1-2 inches, drain well and enjoy immediately or transfer to a covered container.
Broccoli sprouts can be stored in the refrigerator for several days.