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Broccoli-The Power Sprout

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One way to get your dose of anticancer properties and antioxidants is to eat broccoli sprouts

One way to get your dose of anticancer properties and antioxidants is to eat broccoli sprouts. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found a highly concentrated source of sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts. Sulforaphane, a compound that allows cancer-preventing enzymes to be produced in the body, was discovered in an earlier study by Dr. Paul Talalay, professor of pharmacology, and his research team. Their research revealed that broccoli sprouts have 20 to 50 times the amount of chemo-protective compounds (sulforaphane) found in mature broccoli heads.

Broccoli sprouts contain vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, as well as calcium, iron, magnesium, and chlorophyll. They consist of 45 percent protein the highest amount of all sprouts. Similar in appearance to alfalfa sprouts, broccoli sprouts have a mild, nutty flavour and can be added to sandwiches, salads, juices, soups, and appetizers. Most health food stores carry these nutritious sprouts.

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