How To Grow Broccoli Sprouts
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How To Grow Broccoli Sprouts
Everyone knows that broccoli is awesome for your health. But did you know that broccoli sprouts are 20 times more potent than fully grown broccoli? And on top of that that broccoli is a powerful combatant of cancer?
Well it's true! There was a special study completed at John Hopkins research Center from 1992 to 1997. They were able to isolate the cancer fighting phytochemical sulforaphane.
That's a fancy word so I'll add more to it. This phytochemical recognizes and removes free radicals in your body. See our bodies are bombarded daily with all types of harmful chemicals and elements.
These not only come from the air that we breathe they also come from the foods that we eat. In order to preserve the shelf life of most foods they are filled with preservatives.
These preservatives can be very damaging to your health over time. Additionally our bodies need the live properties of plant food. That's is why vegetables and fruits are so healthy for us.
But even those vegetables can be zapped with radiation to kill certain bacteria. And that radiation also kills the food value. So if you want to guarantee that you're getting the full potent value of vegetables grow your own sprouts.
If you were to buy all your own organic vegetables it would be hundreds of dollars a month. But for a fraction of that you can grow all the sprouts you and your family will need for fraction of that price.
It's not hard to grow your own broccoli sprouts. All you need to get started are a few basic things that you probably arty have around your house. Following is a list of things that you'll need:
1. you'll need a Mason jar or a canning jar
2. a piece of cheese cloth or old nylon
3. elastic band or piece of string
5. and organic broccoli seeds
where you want to do on the first day is measured 2 tablespoons of broccoli seeds in place them in the bottom of the Mason jar. Phil Mason jar halfway with water and allow the seeds to soak overnight.
The next morning take the cheesecloth or old nylon and place it over the mouth of the jar and hold it in place with an elastic band or piece of tied string.
Allow the water to drain out through the mouth of the jar through the cheesecloth. This will hold the seeds inside while allowing the water to drain out.
This first time it's a good idea to pour water in a couple of times swish it around and then drain it. This will ensure that the seeds are fully rinsed. You want to rinse your seeds about three times a day. Maybe more if they appear to be dry. The easiest way to do this is to put the mouth of the jar under a tap and spray water inside. Swish the water around until the seeds are thoroughly rinsed and then pour it out to the mouth of the jar.
To good idea to go through this rinse and repeat process two or three times each day. It's recommended that you do it morning, noon, and night. After four or five days you'll have a full crop.
Broccoli sprouts have kind of a peppery flavor and taste great on salads and sandwiches. You only need to eat a handful or so a day to gain great health benefits.
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