One ounce of broccoli sprouts contains 4% of the recommended daily value of dietary fiber, 15% of the recommended amount of vitamin C, and 2% of the recommended intake of calcium.
Broccoli sprouts can be eaten raw, stir-fried or steamed. They look decorative in salads or piled on top of sandwich fillings like chicken or egg salad.
Anti-Cancer Compound: In recent years studies at Johns Hopkins and other universities all indicate that broccoli sprouts may be just what nature ordered to ward off cancer. A chemical compound in the sprouts, sulforaphane, may treat or prevent several cancers, including prostate and breast cancers. This is a compound that may stop the growth of malignant tumors.
Gastric and Respiratory Aid: Studies conducted in Japan reveals that these sprouts also chase away respiratory ailments like asthma. When we eat broccoli sprouts, antioxidant enzymes present in the sprouts keeps our airways free of tissue damage.
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: February 18, 2016