The health benefits of broccoli are well known.The broccoli sprout appears to have undeniable anti-cancer properties and should be an important component in our families diet.
Now there is evidence to show that you get maximum benefits if broccoli is cooked, the right way and adding broccoli sprouts along with broccoli makes it twice as potent to fight cancer.
According to ausfoodnews; An Australian food company is offering a freeze-dried powdered alternative to fresh fruit and vegetables, which it says will combat price rises in fresh fruit and vegetables and extend shelf life.
Super Sprout offers 10 freeze dried powders which have the same benefits as fresh produce, with only water and moisture removed from fruit and vegetables during the production process.
The powders include new “super foods” broccoli sprouts and barley grass sprouts, which can be used in recipes including casseroles, soups, sauces, cakes, salads, juices and smoothies. Super Sprout says that a teaspoon of powder is equivalent to 10 teaspoons of fresh produce.
“Because the powders are concentrated, a daily apple can be replaced with a couple of teaspoons of apple powder as a juice in the morning,” Super Sprout director Melinda Richards said.
“Strawberry powder can be added to milk or sprinkled over ice cream and yoghurt while carrot, beetroot and broccoli sprout powder can be used in pasta sauces and soups, which is particularly good for kids who are fussy eaters.
“The powders are just as fresh as the real thing, can be easily stored in the cupboard for up to two years and cheaper in the long run.”
Super Sprout powders come in broccoli sprout, wheatgrass sprout, barley grass sprout, beetroot, apple, lemon, strawberry, carrot, ginger and blueberry. A 150g tub is priced from $24.95.
Sprout powders are another FOOD FAD! The increasing demand in the health conscious market, for quick fixes and relief from our ueber-busy modern lifestyles. Eating a bright and fresh variety of 2 organic in season fruits and 5 vegetables a day will benefit your health enough to boost your anti-oxidant levels, vitamins and minerals.
Have to agree with you doc - another so called super-food fad ie broccoli sprout powder. Companies jumping on the wagon to get consumers in for a quick easy fix. Broccoli sprouts are a real winner. The published research from John Hopkins University 1997 states that the benefits from 1 ounce of broccoli sprouts as you would if you ate 3 pounds of fully grown Broccoli. So the answer is to sprout your own. So easy and inexpensive, the kids love to be in charge of looking after sprouts and broccoli sprouts were our sons and now our grandchildren's favourite.
I love the Super Sprout powders, especially the greens for adding to a quick smoothie in the morning (when us Eco mums do not have time to pick our greens from the garden). Great to add to treats as Wally discussed above. Toss - organic dried fruit, banana, lemon juice, seeds/pepitas, coconut oil and broccoli sprout powder in food processor. Shape into balls and roll in coconut.