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We have finally managed to track down a beautiful variety of much-requested Kale seed. This variety of Black Tuscany Kale seed produces a wonderful dark green sprout. Packed with all the benefits of Kale, and super-concentrated in sprout form, you will be eating the entire Kale plant – the root, stem, and leaf in one go. These tiny kale plants have all the benefits of Kale multiplied. Research shows Kale is rich in isothiocyanates which research shows may help prevent cancer and suppress the growth of tumors, reducing DNA damage and eliminating potential carcinogens from the body, and encouraging the body to self-destruct any cancerous cells present. Black Tuscan Kale (Cavolo Nero) is also one of the most antioxidant-rich foods on Earth! 10g of seed will produce approximately 100g of sprouts in 4 – 5 days.
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Hi Skysprouts, is kale seed (and indeed alfalfa) two of the mucilaginous varieties of seed and therefore are they two varieties of seed that are best grown in the tiered sprout era rather than the geo ceramic glass jar sprouter ? Or can these varieties be grown in both receptacles successfully? And What is a short list of the commonest mucilaginous sprouting seeds? Thank you .. Belinda
Kale and Alfalfa are not mucilaginous so they can be grown using any of the sprouting devices! 🙂 Some of the most popular mucilaginous seeds we sell are Rocket, White Mustard and Cress. There are also seeds such as Split Coriander and Black Sunflower which need to be grown like a microgreen although they are not mucilaginous seeds. I hope this info helps 🙂
Hi. Kale is a large part of my diet but I avoid eating it raw because of its goitrogenic content. Is eating soaked a sprouted kale different to eating it raw? …even though it is…raw?
Thanks for getting in touch.
This is a really interesting question and unfortunately doesn’t have a straight forward answer. Kale sprouts have not yet been studied to the same extent as broccoli sprouts so we have to draw on logical conclusions rather than hard evidence.
Research has shown that progoitrins, the precursor to goitrins, are virtually absent from the seed or the sprout in broccoli sprouts. In fact, progoitrins only develop as the vegetable matures – so when broccoli seeds are grown into the mature vegetable broccoli.
When broccoli seeds are sprouted, they have been found to be of no concern to the thyroid. So, it would seem logical that other cruciferous seeds would behave in the same way when being treated in the same way, i.e sprouted.
I hope this information helps but please do let us know if you have any other questions 🙂
Can I grow these in ordinary soil indoors (shallow tray?)
Would that also be the case for the broccoli sprouts?
Many thanks Basia
Hi Basia 🙂
Yes, you can grow the kale and broccoli seeds indoors in shallow trays. If you are wanting to grow them for kale greens they will need lots of light so it would be harder to grow like this in the winter. Great time of year now on the run-up to summer solstice!
Love, Kelda x