Info: Two Kinds & Sizes Available: Broccoli or Zesty
What better way to get a continual supply of fresh, nutritious sprouts to spruce up your sandwiches than to grow them yourself! Choose between 113g of Broccoli Seeds -- one of the healthiest vegetables around, thanks to sulforaphane glucosinolate, which the sprouts can have 50 times more of than the fully grown florets -- or a 454g Mix which features a unique combination NOW Foods have found to be especially zesty in taste, as well as nutritious.
The Mix features crimson clover, for over half the total contents; Fenugreek, for about a third; plus some Radish Seeds to give it some real kick. These seeds can be used with their own Sprouting Jar (or your own, or others'), and they come in either a Jar or a resealable bag which can supply you with many months (if not years) worth of "crops."
For a more complete list of references on the benefits of Sulforaphane, see BroccoGen 10 Sulforaphane Glucosinolate.
Ingredients:Broccoli Seeds for Sprouting: Broccoli Seeds [84% Germination, 0% Hard Seed] [99.5% Pure Seed, 0.5% Inert Matter]
- 61% CRIMSON CLOVER SEEDS [85% Germination, 5% Hard Seed] [99.51% Pure Seed, 0.43% Inert Matter, 0.01% Other Crop, 0.05% Weed Seeds]
- 31% FENUGREEK SEEDS [90% Germination,1% Hard Seed] [99.50% Pure Seed, 0.50% Inert Matter]
- 8% RADISH SEEDS [80% Germination, 0% Hard Seed] [98.00% Pure Seed, 2.00% Inert Matter].
Suggested Usage:Broccoli Seeds: Soak 1/4 cup seeds overnight in room temperature water. Drain and put in a sprouting jar or other sprouting unit, and follow directions for that unit. Store in a dark environment for several days. On about the fourth day, place in indirect sunlight to develop chlorophyll in the sprouts. Rinse and drain daily until sprouts are ready (about 3-5 days). Add 1/2 tsp. of NOW's Citric Acid Powder per pint of rinsing water to reduce mold formation.
Enjoy broccoli seeds either alone, or as part of a salad.
Zesty Mix: Place two tablespoons of seeds in a sprouting jar with three times as much water as seeds. Soak overnight. Rinse seeds and drain twice daily, store in low humidity without direct sunlight. About the fourth day place rinsed sprout jar in indirect sunlight to develop green chlorophyll leaves.
NOW also recommends adding 1/4 tsp. of their Citric Acid Powder to each rinse cycle as a preservative against spoilage, when sprouting the Zesty Mix.
Store both types of seeds in a cool, dry place after opening.
Warnings:Sprouting the Zesty Mix at temperatures above 80F and above the humidity of 70% may be impossible.