Healthy properties of broccoli seedlings and microgreens
Organic broccoli seeds are used to produce microgreens or broccoli seedlings. Elastic, crispy microgreens of broccoli have a mild aroma. It is the sprouts and the first leaves that are saturated with the maximum amount of health substances. Healthy properties of broccoli seedlings and microgreens.
Healthy properties of broccoli sprouts
Broccoli sprouts contain a lot of vitamin C. They include vitamins (A, B1, B2, B5, B6, E, PP, K, U), fiber, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, iodine, iron, sulfur, zinc. Sprouts also contain folic acid, choline, methionine, thiamine, riboflavin, beta-carotene, lutein, kaempferol and sulforaphane, which makes it possible to include broccoli in diets.
Broccoli sprouts suppress one of the main aging processes — protein glycation. Due to the high content of vitamin C and a number of other substances, they help prevent skin aging. They contain vitamin K1, which plays a key role in the production of the protein osteocalcin and prevent osteoporosis.
Potassium normalizes blood pressure and helps prevent heart disease. The lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene contained in micro-greens improve eye health.
“A 2014 study conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture examined 25 varieties of microgreens, testing how their nutrients differ from those of typical vegetables. According to their report, ” overall, microgreens contained significantly higher levels of vitamins and carotenoids about five times more-than their mature plant counterparts, indicating that microgreens may be worth delivering fresh during their short lives.” — https://agresearchmag.ars.usda.gov/2014/jan/greens
How to grow broccoli sprouts
The most common method of germinating broccoli seeds is the cupping method:
Take a liter jar, 2–3 tablespoons of broccoli seeds for germination and a lid-sieve.
Disinfect the jar and lid (it is enough to pour boiling water over it). Wash your hands well. Rinse the…