broccoli sprouts

Quick Cancer-Fighting Hand Rolls

Care of Amy Symington This snack takes less than 5 minutes to make and includes powerful anti-cancer ingredients like broccoli sprouts and shiitake mushrooms. Makes 2 rolls Ingredients: 2 raw nori sheets 1 avocado, mashed 2 large shiitake mushrooms, sliced 2 handfuls broccoli sprouts or microgreens ½ cup cucumber, julienned ½ inch knob of ginger 2 teaspoons black sesame seeds To dip: 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce/tamari Directions: 1. Spread each nori sheet with half of the mashed avocado. 2. Layer on shiitake mushrooms, broccoli sprouts, and cucumber. 3. Grate the ginger directly into each wrap and sprinkle with sesame seeds. 4. Roll up and dip into a combo of toasted sesame oil and tamari. Read More

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Baby Broccoli (sprouts!)

Care of Amy Symington If you are looking for the food that provides the absolute most nutrition bang for your buck, you must meet the mighty broccoli sprout. These powerful little guys pack a mean nutritional punch and you can grow them in your own home for minimal investment! Seeds cost only a couple dollars to grow massive amounts of greens right in your own kitchen (or office, or living room,   really anywhere!) making them a great winter produce option. You have probably heard that the cruciferous veggies of the world (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts etc) are incredibly healthy. This is thanks in part to a compound called sulforaphane, which has been the center of much cancer research. Sulforaphane actually improves the liver’s ability to detoxify toxic compounds in the body, including carcinogens (cancer causers).  As confirmed by several studies, this compound means cruficerous vegetables protect against many types of cancer, especially that of the breast. Because of this, cruciferous vegetables are considered some of the most nutrient-dense plants on Earth. Recently, researchers have discovered that the sprouts of these veggies can contain up to 100 times the amount of sulforaphane as fully matured vegetables. This is especially true… Read More

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