Transcript: Biggest Nutrition Bang for Your Buck
A few years ago in an analysis of antioxidants per unit cost, I concluded that red cabbage—purple cabbage was the most nutrition you could get for your money. Yes, there are healthier foods out there, but not healthier foods for the same amount of money. I encouraged everyone to always make sure they have a purple cabbage in their crisper and slice off shreds for whatever need. It lasts for weeks, is cheap, convenient, and one of the healthiest things on the planet. All still absolutely true. My new calculations, though, suggest they just got one-upped by DIY broccoli sprouts, do it yourself.
Broccoli sprout seeds start out like this, you can buy them online or at your local health food store in bulk for about 20 bucks a pound, but that makes about 75 cups of sprouts so it comes out to be about 25 cents a cup. And as we saw before, in terms of sulforaphane content, that’s equivalent to eating about 27 cups of broccoli, so that’s like going to the store and buying broccoli for a penny a cup. Even purple cabbage has got to give it up for broccoli sprouts.
Start with a mason jar with some kind of screen top. Tablespoon of seeds, soak over night, drain in the morning, and then rinse twice a day. So day two, day three, day four, and only then can you enjoy the bounty—one tablespoon of seeds makes about two cups of sprouts. Sometimes I’ll have five jars in constant rotation. Can be the middle of winter and I’m growing my own salad. Every day, you get cups of fresh produce without ever having to go to the store.
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