Botanical name: Brassica Oleracea
Broccoli is a small, dark, typical brassica seed. It has a fairly strong flavour, so good to mix with other sprouts. Broccoli Sprouts are a renowned Superfood which is reported is reported to boost the immune system. Famous for their antioxidant content, Broccoli sprouts contain approximately 50 x the sulfurophane found in mature broccoli by weight, therefore a handful of sprouts will give you more antioxidant value than one and a half kilos of fully grown broccoli. Broccoli also has the highest lutein, carotenoid and beta carotene content of all the sprouts.
Nutritional Value: Broccoli is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol, is a good source of Protein, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron Magnesium, Phosphorus and Selenium, and a very good source of Dietary Fibre, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium and Manganese.
Germination: 3-6 days depending on growing conditions.
Note: Do not mistake the hair roots for mould.