Broccoli Sprouts are the easiest and most cost effective way to get the most benefit from Broccoli’s gifts. Three day-old broccoli sprouts have 50 times the amount of cancer fighting compounds than mature broccoli. Sprouts can be used in salads, soups, sandwiches, wraps and even as a healthy snack.
Learn to grow your own broccoli sprouts right in your kitchen! It's an easy and cost-effective way to ensure fresh, potent sprouts. We'll learn to grow broccoli (and other nutritious, cancer-fighting) sprouts at my Raw Radiance retreat.
If you go for mature broccoli, you need to consume much more for the same effects as a good handful of sprouts. And if you choose mature broccoli, there are some things to consider
1. Mature broccoli should be lightly cooked in order to greatly increase the amount of sulforaphane you can access. Steam mature broccoli for just 3-4 minutes, or boil them for no more than 20-30 seconds (and then immerse in cold water to stop the cooking process.) If you fail to do this or steam for more than 5 minutes, you start destroying all the great nutrients. Frozen broccoli has a greatly diminished ability to produce these valuables sulforaphanes
2. It is important to use fresh broccoli. In the first 10 days after harvesting, Broccoli can lose 80% of its glucoraphanin — the precursor of sulforaphane. So when we add up the days it took the broccoli to get from harvest to the grocery store and how many days it was sitting in the produce section and then your refrigerator, we can see the law of diminished returns.
If you’ve checked out broccoli sprouts in that same produce section, you’ll discover a very small package costs three to four dollars. And again, we don’t know how long they’ve been on the shelf. This is why I so encourage learning to grow your own sprouts. You’ll know you are getting fresh, organic, powerhouses of nutrition for pennies a day.
Come to Raw Radiance and learn how to easily grow these and other sprouts as well as demystify and integrate other essential health-promoting, cancer-fighting, youthfulizing practices into your life and that of your family. And you'll do this in a supportive, fun, nurturing retreat setting with like-minded people and teachers.