Broccoli grown as a Sprout in one of our small sprouting colanders, this is about 35mls of seed. Click to hide.
Broccoli sprouting test July 2021, top left-hand corner seeds are soaked in probiotic nutrients, then pictures day 1 to day 4, showing excellent germination 90% plus. At this stage they've been under the sink not in direct sunlight the 4th picture shows the 1st stage of husk removal and greening. Click to hide..
Broccoli sprouting test July 2021, the picture in the top left shows the sprouts before they are soaked and rinsed in the morning, some people think that those fluffy white areas are mould, if you look closely you will find they are the fine lateral root hairs and after you've soaked and rinsed you won't notice them because they will be wet and clinging to the taproot. The picture at the bottom right shows the finished ready to eat or store, Broccoli sprouts with most of husk removed. 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.
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Broccoli Seeds Untreated (NZ). Postage 100g/$3.3, 200g/$4.4, 400g/$6.6, <= 2.2kg/$9
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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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