Organic Broccoli Sprouting Seeds – Calabrese

£6.65£82.28

Organic sprouting broccoli seeds (calabrese), specially cultivated for growing sprouts and microgreens.

Broccoli sprouts activate high levels of sulforaphane and contain vitamins C and A, calcium and iron. Considered by many to be a nutritional wonder.

Easy to grow and ready to eat in 5 days.

(22 customer reviews)
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Sprouting Broccoli Seeds (Calabrese)
Organic Broccoli Sprouting Seeds - Calabrese £6.65£82.28

Organic broccoli sprouting seeds (calabrese), specially cultivated for growing sprouts and microgreens.

  • 100% Broccoli Calabrese
  • Excellent source of sulforaphane
  • High levels of vitamins A and C, calcium, iron
  • Easy to grow, ready in 3-5 days
  • Suitable for sprouting and microgreens
  • 100% Organic – Soil Association Certified
  • Lab tested & high germination guaranteed

Country of Origin: Italy
Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea botrytis cimosa
Packaged in the UK
Shelf-life: 1-year minimum
Sprout Taste: Earthy, crunchy, similar to radish or mustard. Don’t taste like broccoli.

If you’re looking for sprouting broccoli seed for maximum sulforaphane activation, this broccoli calabrese variety is the one you need. We also stock Broccoli Raab, but this one doesn’t activate nearly as much sulforaphane.

We use these exact same broccoli sprouting seeds to grow our wholesale sprouts, sold throughout the UK in places like Abel & Cole, Planet Organic, The Organic Delivery Company, and Langridge Organic.

You may also be interested in our Freeze Dried Broccoli Sprouts which are made with the same sprouts from the same broccoli calabrese seed batch.

Broccoli Sprouting Seed Health Benefits

Broccoli sprouts are regarded as a nutritional phenomenon and are one of the most popular seed types for sprout and microgreen growers.

Broccoli sprouts are especially popular for their high levels of glucoraphanin, a compound which the body converts into sulforaphane. There has been growing evidence linking sulforaphane to a range of health benefits.

Raw vegetables produce higher levels of sulforaphane than cooked vegetables, which makes broccoli sprouts such a popular choice for maximum sulforaphane intake over vegetables such as broccoli.

Broccoli sprouts contain very high levels of vitamin C, an excellent immune booster and a source of antioxidants. They also contain high levels of vitamin A, calcium and iron.

Read More:

https://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-broccoli-sprouts
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/sulforaphane

How to eat

Add them to salads, put them in sandwiches or even throw them into a smoothie. Used raw, they will add a lovely crunch to any dish. They can also be added to warm dishes such as soup or curry.

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22 reviews for Organic Broccoli Sprouting Seeds – Calabrese

  1. Eva Harrison (Verified Buyer)

    So fresh, been mixing them with other sprouts in salads

  2. Stephen Hepburn (Verified Buyer)

    No issues with this seed. Excellent sprouting success. Taste good when added to salads and stews. Use as a mix as part of other sprouting seeds. Recommended.

  3. Simon Lansdown (Verified Buyer)

    Just eaten my first sprouted broccoli and they are delicious!!! I was concerned i might have to force it down to get the goodness but surprised me with being tasty and crunchy! I’m going to have to get more jars to keep them coming! Fast delivery and great jars from Sky Sprouts. Highly recommended.

  4. Sheila Clark (Verified Buyer)

    We have been sprouting these for over a year now, and just started our 3rd kilo bag!

    So easy to grow, we use about 2 table spoons to a large jar and cover with a piece of muslin and an elastic band. After the initial 12 hour soaking, I rinse and drain through the muslin, then place at an angle in a bowl against the wall. several days later, they are ready to store in the fridge!

  5. vicramshaw13 (Verified Buyer)

    I’ve just eaten my first batch and feel quite smug about growing my own veg on the kitchen workbench! It definitely beats battling with caterpillars in a veg plot and super quick too. Soaked on Saturday night and eaten on Friday. I enjoyed the crunchy texture in a tuna sandwich. Love to read all about the health benefits and an excellent service.

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Nutrition

Nutrition

According to the International Sprout Growers Association, 84 grams of broccoli sprouts contains:

  • Calories: 35
  • Carbs: 5 grams
  • Fibre: 4 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Fat: 0.5 grams
  • Vitamin C: 60% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Vitamin A: 10% of the DV
  • Calcium: 6% of the DV

Growing Instructions

How to Grow Broccoli Sprouts

  1. Add 1-3 tablespoons of sprouting broccoli seeds to a sprouting jar.
  2. Fill with water, leave for 15 minutes, and then rinse.
  3. Fill again with fresh water and stir the seeds to ensure they’re covered.
  4. Leave to soak for 8 hours or overnight.
  5. Empty the water, fill the jar with water, give them a shake, and empty the water.
  6. Leave the jar on its side for the water to drain.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for 3-5 days.
  8. Your sprouts should be ready if soft enough.
  9. Store the broccoli sprouts in the fridge.

Tips

  • Broccoli sprouts generate heat as they grow. Avoid overheating and spoilage by not keeping more than 200g in a single container.
  • Store the sprouts in a tupperware container with holes (improvise if necessary). Sprouts like air circulation.
  • Don’t forget to drain. The most common cause of sprouts going bad is stagnant water.

FAQ

Which type of Broccoli Sprouting Seeds should I use?

The most popular broccoli sprouting seed is calabrese (this one), mainly because it’s considered to be more nutritious. Broccoli raab is another type of sprouting seed (which we also sell).

Why are my broccoli sprouts mouldy?

A very common question, 99% of the time what looks like mould is actually root hairs. These fuzzy-like hairs are perfectly normal and safe, and will disappear with a rinse.

Why do my broccoli sprouts smell?

It’s normal for broccoli sprouts to have a very slight smell of sulphur on account of their glucoraphanin content. It’s also normal for them to be odourless. If they smell like anything else, especially rancid, then they have most likely rotted and should be thrown away. This might happen if allowed to soak for too long, or when using a dirty jar.

Why do I have un-sprouted broccoli seeds left in the bottom of my sprouter?

You probably need to drain more between rinses. Be sure to give your broccoli seeds a good shake to remove as much water as possible.

How should I store my sprouting broccoli seeds ?

Keep them in a cool, dark and dry place, either sealed in the pouch or in a sealed container.

Are sprouting broccoli seeds safe?

Our organic broccoli sprouts are lab-tested and verified free of e.coli and salmonella. Unlike, normal vegetable seeds, our broccoli seeds are specially grown for sprouting and microgreens, and to be free of bacteria and harmful pathogens.

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