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.
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.
Collections: Sprouting Seeds, Microgreens Seed
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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
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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