Growing your own broccoli sprouts is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve one’s diet.
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, lasts for weeks, cheap convenient and one of the healthiest thigns 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 healthfood store in bulk for about 20 bucks a pound, but that makes about 75 cups of spouts so it comes out to be about 25 cents a cup. And as we saw before, in terms of sulphuraphane 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. Tablespon of seeds, soak over night, drain in the morning, and then rinse twice a day. So day two, day 3, day 4 and only then can you enjoy the bounty—1 tablespoon of seeds makes about two cups of sprouts. Sometimes I’ll have 5 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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Superfood Bargains is the video I refer to that previously held up purple cabbage as the most one could get for one's money. Another good cost-saving tip can be found in Are Goji Berries Good For You?. For why broccoli sprouts are so good for you, check out my videos Broccoli Versus Breast Cancer Stem Cells,Sulforaphane: From Broccoli to Breast, and The Best Detox. My other recipes can be found in these videos and check out the topic word cloud for hundreds of other videos on more than a thousand subjects.