Brassica oleracea var. italica
Preferred Growing Medium:
Soil or Hydroponic
Seeding Rate per 10"x 20" tray:
Estimated time to Harvest:
thin white stem with shades of green on top
fresh, mild broccoli or cabbage flavor
Rich in vitamins A, C, K, B6, and E, folate, dietary fiber, iron, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium. Broccoli sprouts contain high levels of the cellular detoxifier sulforaphane, which may help to prevent cancer and rejuvenate the immune system.
A 1997 study confirmed that broccoli microgreens can contain close to 100 times the amount of sulforaphane than the full grown plant!
Not only does it protect against and help treat cancer, but it also has a positive effect on regulating blood sugar levels in Type 2 Diabetes patients. And another study proved that it reduced oxidative stress levels in the upper airways of humans during intense exercise.
Broccoli grows very fast and is one of the easiest microgreens to grow. It can be sown a little more thickly than other seeds. Keep in the dark with the black-out dome for 3 days and then flip the lid on days 4 and 5 to put a little stress on the emerging seedlings. This will strengthen the crop.
Broccoli colors up quickly and is greener than most other crops. It is a hardy and substantial microgreen that has a fresh, mild cabbage flavor. They are also favored for their health benefits, being a great source of sulforaphane. It is an excellent choice as a base for any micro greens salad.
Did You Know:
Eating a daily portion of broccoli sprouts could help tame the H pylori bacteria, linked to stomach ulcers and even cancer, new research suggests. New broccoli sprout study shows benefits carry into the offspring's adulthood. Eating broccoli sprouts during pregnancy may provide your kids with life-long protection against cardiovascular disease, according to a research team led by Bernhard Juurlink at the University of Saskatchewan. Broccoli sprouts pack a powerful punch against cancer. Read the original press release on broccoli sprouts and cancer prevention.