Where were you the morning Johns Hopkins released it’s revolutionary study in 1997 citing that “3-day-old sprouts of cultivars of certain crucifers including broccoli and cauliflower contain 10–100 times higher levels of glucoraphanin (the glucosinolate of sulforaphane)”?
We were just waking in the pre-dawn and listening to a radio news report. The announcer spent a mere 40 seconds describing the study. Forty seconds changed our lives.
We turned to each other and knew we were in for a busy day.
Sure enough, upon entering the office, we were bombarded with calls from distributors wanting Broccoli Sprouts.
Across the land, seed companies were unable to handle the requests from sprout growers for broccoli seed. We called and scrambled and spun and were able to receive delivery of broccoli seed.
Shortly, seed supply caught up to demand and Joy and Health reigned among the people! The cry, “Broccoli Sprouts Cure EVERYTHING!” was taken up. (This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or to restore your marriage, fix your transmission, or repair your roof.)
Many more studies have shown specifically what broccoli sprouts can do in epidemics and with sulforphane and kaempferol and glucosinolates and enzymes and a bunch of other things, which we will discuss in future articles but for now, another quote from the landmark study (link: http://www.pnas.org/content/94/19/10367.short ), “small quantities of crucifer sprouts may protect against the risk of cancer as effectively as much larger quantities of mature vegetables of the same variety.”
Small but mighty, Broccoli Sprouts buck a brash antioxidant blow. We tangle them with Clover Sprouts to tame the taste.
Broccoli sprouting seed is easy to sprout. Soak the broccoli sprouting seed in water for 12 hours drain and place in a colander. Keep broccoli sprouting seed in the colander and rinse twice a day until the desired length of sprout.