The newest and most exciting fresh product by Aussie Sprouts is the flavoursome and vitamin-rich Broccoli Sprout. Bursting full of nutrients, Broccoli Sprouts are the unsung hero of microgreens. Why? Because Broccoli Sprouts deliver a variety of vital nutrients, including iron, and contain a high level of sulforaphane compounds which are known to be anti-cancerous.
Broccoli Sprouts are the ultimate health food for those experiencing inflammation, to regulate insulin levels, as well as for pregnant women providing optimal nutrients for baby’s brain development. The list goes on!
So how do we include this superfood in our diet?
Here’s how you can boost the nutritional content, flavour and texture of your food with Broccoli Sprouts:
- Add them to smoothies for an immunity boost
- Blend them into baby food or mash for the little ones
- Use them as a crunchy salad or stir fry topper
- Finely chop and add them to omelettes for a subtle green flavour
- Replace lettuce with Broccoli Sprouts in sandwiches and wraps.
Try our delicious recipes to see how you can incorporate Aussie Sprouts into your meal planning today.
Benefits of Broccoli Sprouts
Prevent Premature Ageing
The powerful antioxidants and active compounds found in broccoli sprouts have been directly connected with free radical activity and oxidative stress in the body. In addition to the vitamin A and C found in these sprouts, this can help reduce ageing by eliminating wrinkles and age spots, while also increasing the elasticity of your skin.
Sulforaphane, an isothiocyanate derived from glucoraphanin present in broccoli sprouts, has been an area of interest in anticancer research in recent years. Studies suggest that this component exhibits chemopreventive potential against certain types of cancer such as skin, breast, and prostate, as well as melanoma, and stomach tumours.
A 2018 animal study published in the Cancer Prevention Research observed that inclusion of prenatal diet of broccoli sprouts was more beneficial in inhibiting the development of breast cancer as compared to postnatal or adulthood diet. Another animal study in the same journal studied the inhibition effects of broccoli sprouts in case of urinary bladder carcinogenesis. It deemed the cruciferous vegetable to be highly promising in this case, thus warranting further studies.
Improve Brain Health
Some studies have linked a diet rich in sulforaphane-filled broccoli sprouts and a reduced chance of autism in your children. This could be due to the powerful antioxidant activity of these sprouts, which can ensure normal brain development.
Aid in Digestion
If you struggle with digestive health, broccoli sprouts can protect the immune system of the gut and reduce the presence of dangerous bacteria, such as H. pylori, and optimize the bacterial balance, ensuring good nutrient uptake and digestive health, lowering the risk of constipation, ulcers, and colorectal cancer.
Improve Heart Health
Research has shown that sulforaphane helps protect heart health in two different ways – lowering the level of triglycerides and reducing blood pressure. This can lower your overall risk of cardiovascular issues like atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes.
Where to Buy
Aussie Sprouts are sold at Coles and Woolworths. Due to the short shelf life of the product, we supply only the East Coast of Australia and South Australia. Unfortunately, Aussie Sprouts is not available in Western Australia, the Northern Territory or Tasmania.