Broccoli Sprouts


Broccoli sprouts are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that may protect against many diseases including cancer. These powerhouse sprouts are not only healthy, they add a spicy flavor that enhances salads, sandwiches, breads, and casseroles. (How about making that omelet or pizza a little healthier with a sprinkling of broccoli sprouts for a topping?) They are so easy to grow! You can enjoy fresh broccoli sprouts 'year round from your own kitchen. ~ Botanical Interests


Other names: Brassica oleracea

Selecting and Buying

Seasonality: january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, opctober, november, december
Procuring: There are several ways to grow sprouts, the most popular, easiest, and least expensive is the jar method. All you need is a glass canning jar (quart or larger) and a lid--either a special sprouting lid or simply a piece of muslin, cheesecloth, or nylon screen secured with a rubber band. Sprouting technique is easy to perfect if four factors are kept in mind: adequate moisture, correct temperature, air circulation, and minimal light. ~ Botanical Interests


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