Friday, August 03, 2007

Benefits of Broccoli Sprouts

I read an article today on Wikipedia about Sulforaphane, an antimicrobial compound found in many sprouts especially young broccoli sprouts. We have recently had many calls for broccoli sprouts and broccoli capsules and have had such good feedback on the benefits people have experienced. Here is the article:

"Sulforaphane is an anticancer and antimicrobial compound that can be obtained by eating cruciferous vegetables such as brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, kale, collards, arugula, broccoli sprouts, chinese broccoli, broccoli raab, kohlrabi, mustard, turnip, radish, watercress and cabbage. The enzyme myrosinase transforms glucoraphanin (a glucosinolate) into sulforaphane upon damage to the plant (such as from chewing). The young sprouts of broccoli and cauliflower are particularly rich in glucoraphanin.The anticancer activity of sulforaphane is thought to be related to the induction of phase-II enzymes of xenobiotic transformation (such as quinone reductase and glutathione S-transferase), and enhancing the transcription of tumor suppressor proteins.[citation needed]Consumption of broccoli sprouts has shown to be effective at inhibiting Helicobacter pylori growth[1] with sulforaphane being at least one of the active agents[2].Sulforaphane and Diindolylmethane (another compound from Brassica vegetables) have recently been shown to synergize together in the inhibition of cancer growth. Wikipedia®"

More info on broccoli sprouts and broccoli capsules!

4 comments:

Claudine said...

I bought a sprouter! I used it for about two weeks. I'm going to have to pull it out again.

Anonymous said...

I'm new to sprouting and have lots of questions. If you buy a mix of seeds, do they sprout at different times? How long are seeds viable?

wheatgrass benefits said...

Wow, it really looks very beneficial. Is there any other veges that is with the same family with Broccoli that could be sprouted?

Melvin Jevusca said...

Experts recommend broccoli sprout as a part of alkaline diet plan. It loaded with dietary fiber and vitamins.

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