Broccoli Sprouts - Be About Them

 "Broccoli sprouts are farmore potent than whole broccoli.

"Three-day old broccoli sprouts consistently contain anywhere from 10-100 times the amount of glucoraphanin—a chemoprotective compound—found in mature broccoli.

"Some of the latest research suggests that broccoli sprouts may help detox toxic pollutants.

Broccoli sprouts specifically are a source of glucoraphanin, which creates sulforaphane when chewed or swallowed. That compound accelerates the body's ability to detoxify from various pollutants.

"The three-month long study included about 300 Chinese men and women living in one of the most polluted areas of China, a rural community in the Jiangsu Province. 
"After urine and blood tests were collected and analyzed, the researchers found that the test group, who received the broccoli sprout powder, excreted far greater levels of two carcinogens. Excretion of benzene increased 61 percent, and the rate of excretion of acrolein increased by 23 percent." - Mercola

 

Other than the oft sandwhich accessory, sprouts make a great side, a salad base, or slaw. Toss in olive oil and sea salt for a simple experience, or replace coleslaw cabbage with them in some variation of a summer salad (red onions, apples, veganaise?).

Bonus points if you can find them in a spongey base that keeps them alive longer (first time I had).