£4.80 – £48.45
This mix is a combination of 2 different types of Broccoli seed, 50% Raab and 50% Calabrese. Broccoli sprouts contain a host of beneficial nutrients and antioxidants. One cup of sprouts contains double the amount of fibre as regular broccoli and 60% of your daily intake of immune-boosting Vitamin C. Broccoli sprouts contain approximately 50 times the amount of nutrients as the vegetable.
All of the brassica family contain beneficial glucosinolates, sulfur-containing plant compounds that have many beneficial qualities for health, and are generally very rich sources of antioxidants and carotenoids. Broccoli Raab, however, does not contain high levels of glucoraphanin, which is converted to sulforaphane.
Broccoli Calabrese seed is an excellent quality seed and produces a wonderfully large, juicy and peppery tasting sprout, with a good yield. Broccoli Calabrese has been shown to contain high levels of glucoraphanin, the precursor to sulforaphane. If you are looking to increase your sulforaphane consumption, this is the seed to buy.
Broccoli Calabrese has been shown to contain 100 times as much glucoraphanin as vegetable broccoli. Broccoli sprouts are the richest source of naturally-occurring sulforaphane currently known to science.
This is a more economical way to get the benefits of broccoli sprouts, as Raab is a less costly seed than Calabrese. However, if you are specifically trying to grow sprouts for sulforaphane, you may like to try our Broccoli Calabrese seed (found here) or our freeze-dried sprouts.
10g of seed will produce approximately 100g of sprouts in 4 – 5 days. *Sulforaphane levels have been shown to peak at 3 days, so it best to harvest sprouts at 3 days old.
100g, 1kg, 2kg, 500g
Nutrition: Vitamins A, B, C, E, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Carotene, Chlorophyll, Trace Elements, Amino Acids, PhytoNutrients
Sprouting Instruction: Soak 6-12 hours Rinse 2 x per day morning and evening Harvest 5 days Yield 5:1 Shelf life 2 years
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