Why Organic Broccoli Sprouts?
Research studies have shown that Broccoli Sprouts contain 50 times more sulforpohane than fresh broccoli. What's more, sprouting broccoli seeds contain glucosinolates and isothiocyanates, substances that protect cells from becoming malignant, at 10-100 times greater levels than in fresh broccoli. In addition, organic broccoli seed are sources of plant estrogens, similar to human estrogen, and so are helpful in cases of PMS, menopause, hot flashes and fibrocystic disease. Nutrient dense, sprouting broccoli seeds are rich sources of vitamins A, B, C, E and K, anti-oxidants, the minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. Also carotene, chlorophyll, amino acids, trace elements and antioxidants. Organic Broccoli seed sprouts contain as much as 35% protein.
Glucoraphanin, also known as sulforaphane glucosinolate (SGS(TM)), a naturally-occurring compound found in broccoli sprouts and broccoli, may reduce risk of high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and stroke, according to new research published in the May 4 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.
Broccoli acts as anti-cancer agent:
"19/05/2003 - Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, claim they have found that a chemical produced when digesting such greens as broccoli and kale can stifle the growth of human prostate cancer cells."
The findings show that 3,3'-diindolylmethane (DIM), which is obtained by eating cruciferous vegetables in the Brassica genus, acts as a powerful anti-androgen that inhibits the proliferation of human prostate cancer cells.
Anti-cancer/oxidative - Sulforaphane Glucosinolate (SGS) - A plant compound found in broccoli and other brassicas which is being attributed to their anti-cancer and anti-oxidant effects. Broccoli sprouts contain 10 - 100 times more SGS's than mature broccoli.