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January 6, 2018

Today I thought I would write about one of my favourite things…broccoli sprouts.  When the days are cold and dark and not much else is growing they are one thing that you can grow and have fresh on your kitchen counter all winter long.  With such little effort you can have amazing nutrition to add to your soup, to top a salad or even add to your smoothie.  Broccoli sprouts are part of the cruciferous family and have many phytonutrients the most famously talked about being, sulforaphane.  Sulforaphane is an antioxidant and as such is beneficial in preventing cancer and has also shown benefit in neurological issues such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s as well as ADHD.  This link talks about these 5 star broccoli sprouts    I order my organic broccoli seeds from Mumm’s sprouting.  They have instructions on their website on how to sprout but here it is in a nut shell 1. find a clean mason jar 2. add 3-6 tbsps of the broccoli seeds (depending how much you think you will use) 3. put enough water into the mason jar to cover the seeds and cover the jar with a piece of cheese cloth secured by an elastic 4. let sit overnight 5. drain water off the seeds through the cheese cloth 6. rince with water once daily until sprouts are ready in  3-5 days.  Chat next week.