Broccoli grown as a Sprout in one of our small sprouting colanders, this is about 40mls of seed. Click to hide.
Broccoli grown as a Microgreen for about 1.5 weeks in 1 of our Microgreen trays under low power LED lights. Click to hide.
This is a picture of Alfalfa Broccoli Radish loose sprouting mix ready to eat. You can see how clean they are i.e. no husks as they have been washed away in the sprouting process.. Click to hide.
$14.18 – $26.28
Broccoli Organic Certified Seeds (USA). Our current testing shows they are above 90% the bags come with a claim of a minimum of 85% germination.
The secret to growing SUPER Charged Broccoli sprouts is to soak in bio-activated organic nutrients, initially overnight e.g. for 8 hours and then each day for 10-30mins, then rinse/drain for another three or four days, and in the last few days remove any husk or un-sprouted material, then secure the cover and place in the fridge where it will continue to grow for at least a week.
Also to note the Alfalfa & Broccoli that we sell is tested for the presence of pathogens such as Salmonella, E. coli etc.
NB- small sprouts such as Alfalfa or Broccoli can form a tight mesh, which can lead to overheating and also makes it harder to get rid of un-sprouted material such as husk (the outer covering of the seed which is shed when the seed sprouts), so we suggest you mix these with a larger sprout, the best one we have found for this is red arrow Radish, this creates more air and space between the sprouts diminishing the chances of these problems occurring.
The advantages of our sprouting colanders:
1- The colanders come with their own drip bowl.
2- They have different drainage settings i.e. they can be set flat e.g. use for the 1st few days and then at an angle for even better drainage and aeration as the sprout mass becomes larger.
3- They also come with a flat perforated optional lid/cover
– ensures they do not dry out but still allowing good aeration
– allows for excellent storage conditions in your fridge, you can even stack several on top of each other. I use them with the lid on flat in a cool dark place for the 1st few days, I then place them in the light, again with the lid on but at an angle, ie as the sprouts become denser they need more air. For the last few days I either divide them into 2 separate colanders, there is a version available with large slots in the base that can be used at this stage to aid in husk removal, personally I combine several small colanders into one large colander for the final greening and de-husking process and then store the large colander in the fridge with the cover in place. This gives you an excellent cycling system whereby you immediately restart one of the smaller colanders.
4- Another difference with our sprouting technique is that we supply bio-activated organic nutrients which you soak the seeds and sprouts in once a day, what this means is that the nutritional content is many times greater than if you just rinse them each day in water, basically what is happening here is that the organic nutrients contain 99% of the major and micro trace elements (Azomite, Dolomite, Kelp, Humate-decomposed prehistoric plants etc), these are then fermented to make them more easily absorbed by the sprouts, which then present these minerals and trace elements in a bio-available form to you, truly giving you a super food. This also means that they will last longer in the fridge not to mention they taste better.
My favourite combinations are
– Broccoli, Radish (Red Arrow), Alfalfa, the other mix that I do is Fenugreek and Radish (Red Arrow), e.g. preferred mix is 30ml Broccoli, 30ml Alfalfa, 30ml Red Arrow Radish. This gives you 1 full 4ltr colander of yummy tangy sprouts.
– Fenugreek and Radish (Red Arrow + Daikon) – 4ltr colander.
– And 1.5L colander of red Lentils sprouts.
If you’re buying Broccoli for its anti-cancer properties then I would like to suggest that you have a close look at the radish sprouts, see extract below, apart from the of possible higher health benefits they are cheaper, quicker to germinate and have a slightly higher germination rate than the broccoli, they also produce a lot more green and bigger sprouts, they can also be sprouted equally well both as a vertical sprout or as a loose sprout, if mixing them with broccoli, give the broccoli 2 day start as the radish is very fast.
Broccoli vs Radish anti-cancer properties: – “When sprouts are consumed fresh (uncooked), however, the principal degradation product of broccoli is not the isothiocyanate sulforaphane, but a nitrile, a compound with little anti-cancer potential. By contrast, radish sprouts produce largely the anti-cancer isothiocyanate, sulforaphene. The reason for this difference is likely to be due to the presence in broccoli (and absence in radish) of the enzyme cofactor, epithiospecifier protein (ESP). In vitro induction of the phase 2 enzyme, quinone reductase (QR), was significantly greater for radish sprouts than broccoli sprouts when extracts were self-hydrolysed. By contrast, boiled radish sprout extracts (deactivating ESP) to which myrosinase was subsequently added, induced similar QR activity to broccoli sprouts.”
“The implication is that radish sprouts have potentially greater chemoprotective action against carcinogens than broccoli sprouts when hydrolysed under conditions similar to that during human consumption.
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Seeds for Sprouting Loose sprouts:- ie grown in our sprouting colanders or jars, you eat the leaf, stem & root Select Seed Name:- Alfalfa, Broccoli, Broccoli Organic, Fenugreek, Radish Daikon, Radish Red Arrow, Lentils Red, ChickPea,
Seeds for Microgreens & Herb Leaf :- ie grown in a tray, you eat the leaf & stem Select Seed Name:- Snow Pea, Field Pea , Radish Daikon , Radish Red Arrow , Silverbeet Ruby Red , Rocket Arugula , Coriander , Kale Red, Basil Genovese
Sprouting Info. & Videos
A short video showing the Colander Small with 6x Lg. Slots, removing the 6 tabs makes it easier to get rid of any un-sprouted seed or waterlogged husk that remains at the bottom. Click to hide.
A short video on how to clean your colander, we provide a small tool with our Sprout kits that fits the shape of the grill insert which chops the top of any sprouts caught in the grill making cleaning that much more simple. Click to hide.
Basic sprouting kit consisting of 2 sprouting colanders with covers along with 250ml of bio activated organic nutrients. Ideal for the beginner who does not do huge quantities e.g. if you just want to do Broccoli, when 1 of the colanders is almost full you can start eating and or store in the fridge and then start the other one so you have a consistent supply. Click to hide.
Sprouting kit consisting of 2 small sprouting colanders with covers plus one large 4L colander with cover along with 250ml of bio activated organic nutrients. Ideal for those people that eat a lot of sprouts as you can wait until the 2 small ones are full or three quarters full and then add them to the large one which you store in the fridge, after a few more days of cleaning and rinsing, and then start the process again in the small ones while eating from the large one, again so you have a constant supply. Click to hide.
Sprouting kit consisting of 1 large colander with cover + a mesh Sprout bag for the early stage of sprouting (instead of the small colanders) +250 ml of bio-activated nutrients for sprouting with seed selection. Click to hide.
330x245mm Tray Kits
Basic kit which gives you everything you need to get started except for the seeds. Click to hide.
470x170mm Tray Kits