FD Broccoli and Kale Sprout Powder Mix is our idea of turning fresh organic sprouts into a convenient and shelf-stable source of nutrition.
Highest concentration of Sulforaphane, an organosulfur compound that exhibits anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, and anti-microbial properties, is found in Broccoli sprouts. It has been found that broccoli sprouts contains compounds that not only reduce the risk of getting breast and colon cancer but can also act as an anti-bacterial agent against Helicobacter pylori, an organism associated with causing stomach ulcers.
Scientific research has confirmed that including 2-4 ounces (70 – 140 grams) of Broccoli sprouts per day in one’s diet can have a big effect on one’s health.
Another dark leafy green vegetable with a mild, sweet flavor is Kale. Maybe the second most nutritious and powerful members of the Brassica family. This beautiful and vibrant green color is responsible for many of the phytochemicals contained within.
Kale is extraordinary for its array of carotenoids and flavonoids. These are two extremely powerful antioxidants which are the most effective way of combating against free radicals. Free radicals and oxidative stress are believed to responsible for the progression of disease and exceleration of aging. Kaempferol and quercitin are two extreme flavonoids that have been regarded for their ability to aid in the fight against cancer.
Loaded with high amounts of vitamins and minerals, Kale Sprouts possess anti-oxidant and inflammatory properties and is a rich source of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical which boosts DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells. Scientists have found that about 1/3 cup (22 grams) of kale sprouts in a day can help one reduce risk of macular degeneration by over 43%.
Members of the Brassica family are deemed as some of the most nutritious and powerful of all time!
Is a unique, scientifically tested, and meticulously controlled process which is designed to provide unparalleled moisture removal and extreme preservation. This subzero technique maintains the full integrity of virtually every single living compound, enzyme, and nutrient in its complete, unaltered state.
This moisture removal is the key to inhibiting the growth of microbes and bacteria which leads to spoilage, nutrient lose, and flavor/color change. Because of this natural and cold temperature preservation we are able to avoid using any forms of preservatives, most of which have been linked to many health problems.
Removing moisture also concentrates the nutrients and flavor. For this particular line of FD™ Sprout Mixes, the ratio of fresh to dried product is 3:1. It takes 3 pounds of fresh sprouts to make 1 pound of FD™ Sprouts.
How to Enjoy
- You may easily mix one serving or more in a glass of water, juice or add to a smoothie.
- It can also be added to cooked products like soups, stews, and more but we recommended adding it at time of serving to avoid denaturing of vital compounds.
- Another great use is either directly on salads or our favorite in salad dressings.
How to Store
Freeze dried products have about 2% water content which is the key to shelf-life extension. We recommend keeping products in a cool, dry place like a pantry or cupboard. Although not required, refrigeration will ensure an even extended shelf-life and nutrient preservation.