Fresh, Healthy Living in 2020 with Sprouts and Microgreens in Your Diet

Fresh, Healthy Living in 2020 with Sprouts and Microgreens in Your Diet By: Alicia Rennoll Sprouts and microgreens will be a major health trend in 2020, owing in no small part to their many health benefits and the ease with which they can be grown. In the first-ever scientific analysis of nutrient levels in edible microgreens, the American Chemical Society found that microgreens are more nutritious than their mature counterparts. It is just one of many studies proving that raw, healthy microgreens and sprouts have an important role to play in boosting our health and wellbeing. Why Go Microgreen? Researchers found that the seedlings of spinach, red cabbage, and other vegetables, when allowed to grow to within one to three inches in height and harvested within four days of germination, had a host of important nutrients. Compared to mature greens, microgreens have higher concentrations of important vitamins and carotenoids, which are essential for long-term health. If you wish to live a long happy life, try to consume a wide array of microgreens, as there

Fresh, Healthy Living in 2020 with Sprouts and Microgreens in Your Diet2020-11-19T16:41:11+00:00

SunGarden™ Sprouts Makes Broccoli and Kale Sprouts the New Grocery List Necessities: Natural Remedies in the Produce Section

SunGarden™ Sprouts is using its platform as the leader in the sprouting industry to ensure that consumers have access to fresh broccoli and kale sprouts and sprout powders by making them readily available in more grocery stores. For three decades, these superfoods have been thoroughly studied for their wondrous health-inducing properties. “These sprouts are not just plants,” said Michael Gilpatrick, Account Executive. “They are an organic remedy for a lifetime of wellness.” Broccoli and kale sprouts may be tiny, premature vegetables, but these superfoods get their immense superpowers from the compound sulforaphane. To simply define, sulforaphane is a compound obtained from eating cruciferous vegetables like kale and broccoli, and has been proven to improve heart health, prevent cancer, and provide anti-aging benefits, with numerous supporting testimonials. Broccoli and kale sprouts are the richest sources of sulforaphane compared to all vegetables and sprouts. In fact, broccoli sprouts have 50 times more sulforaphane than raw broccoli. The sprouting experts at SunGarden™ Sprouts have perfected a proprietary recipe that starts with the highest

SunGarden™ Sprouts Makes Broccoli and Kale Sprouts the New Grocery List Necessities: Natural Remedies in the Produce Section2019-07-26T19:09:22+00:00

Nutritional Composition

Nutritional Composition Nutritional composition, processing, and utilization of horse gram and moth bean. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 1985;22(1):1-26 Kadam SS, Salunkhe DK. Horse gram and moth bean are the unexploited legumes of the tropics and subtropics grown mostly under dry-land agriculture. The chemical composition is comparable with commonly cultivated legumes. Like other legumes, these are deficient in methionine and tryptophan. Horse gram is an excellent source of iron and molybdenum. Comparatively, horse gram seeds have higher trypsin inhibitor and hemagglutinin activities and polyphenols than moth bean seeds. Dehusking, germination, cooking, and roasting have been shown to produce beneficial effects on nutritional quality of both the legumes. Both the legumes require prolonged cooking to obtain product of acceptable nature. A soak solution (1.5% NaHCO3 + 0.5% Na2CO3 + 0.75% citric acid) treatment has been shown to reduce cooking time and improve protein quality. Moth bean is mostly consumed as dhal or sprouts. The whole seeds of horse gram are generally utilized as cattle feed. However, it is consumed as a

Nutritional Composition2018-10-26T14:52:51+00:00

Cereal Sprouts

Cereal Sprouts Cereal sprouts: composition, nutritive value, food applications. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 1980;13(4):353-85. Lorenz K. The practice of sprouting of cereal grains has become popular in the western world. Sprouted grains are thought of as having exceptional nutritive value. Sprouting is easy and can be done without sophisticated equipment. Untreated seeds of good quality and high germination percentage are placed in an environment of adequate water, a desirable temperature, and a certain composition of gases in the atmosphere for several days for sprouting. The sprouts can be kept for a few days to over a week under refrigeration. They can be used in many different foods including breakfast items, salads, soups, casseroles, pasta, and baked products. Sprouting of grains causes increased enzyme activity, a loss of total dry matter, an increase in total protein, a change in amino acid composition, a decrease in starch, increases in sugars, a slight increase in crude fat and crude fiber, and slightly higher amounts of certain vitamins and minerals. Most of the

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Vanadium Vanadium-enriched chickpea sprout ameliorated hyperglycemia and impaired memory in streptozotocin-induced diabetes rats. Biometals. 2008 Oct;21(5):563-70. Epub 2008 Apr 23 Mao X, Zhang L, Xia Q, Sun Z, Zhao X, Cai H, Yang X, Xia Z, Tang Y. Department of Physiology, Shandong University School of Medicine, Wenhua Xi Road, Jinan, Shandong 250012, People's Republic of China.   Vanadium compounds have been recognized for their hypoglycemic effects; however, potential short and long-term vanadium toxicity has slowed the acceptance for therapeutic use. In the present work, three batches of vanadium-enriched chickpea sprout (VCS) were prepared by incubating chickpea seeds in presence of 200, 100, and 50 microg/ml of sodium orthovanadate (SOV). The effects of oral administration of chickpea sprout (CS) and VCS food for 8 weeks on streptozotocin-induced (STZ) diabetic rats were investigated. Both CS and VCS food was found to ameliorate some hyperglycemic symptoms of the diabetic rats, i.e. improve lipid metabolism, decrease blood glucose level, prevent body weight loss, and reduce impairment of diabetic related spatial learning and memory. Serum


Sulforaphane Inhibits 4

Sulforaphane Inhibits 4 Sulforaphane Inhibits 4-Aminobiphenyl-induced DNA Damage in Bladder Cells and Tissues. Carcinogenesis. 2010 Sep 1. Ding Y, Paonessa JD, Randall KL, Argoti D, Chen L, Vouros P, Zhang Y.Department of Cancer Prevention and Control, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, 14263, USA.   Abstract Sulforaphane (SF) is a well known chemopreventive phytochemical and occurs in broccoli and to a lesser extent in other cruciferous vegetables, whereas 4-aminobiphenyl (ABP) is a major human bladder carcinogen and is present at significant levels in tobacco smoke. Here, we show that SF inhibits ABP-induced DNA damage in both human bladder cells in vitro and mouse bladder tissue in vivo, using dG-C8-ABP as a biomarker, which is the predominant ABP-DNA adduct formed in human bladder cells and tissues. SF activates Nrf2, which is a well-recognized chemopreventive target, and activates the Nrf2-regulated cytoprotective signaling pathway. Comparison between wild type mice and mice without Nrf2 shows that Nrf2 activation is required by SF for inhibition of ABP-induced DNA damage. Moreover, Nrf2 activation by SF

Sulforaphane Inhibits 42018-10-23T01:20:27+00:00

Broccoli Sprouts Eaten During Pregnancy May Provide Children with Life

Broccoli Sprouts Eaten During Pregnancy May Provide Children with Life Broccoli Sprouts Eaten During Pregnancy May Provide Children with Life-long Protection against Heart Disease - U of S Study University of Saskatchewan News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Tuesday, January 31, 2006   Eating broccoli sprouts during pregnancy may provide your kids with life-long protection against cardiovascular disease, according to a research team led by Bernhard Juurlink at the University of Saskatchewan.   Using pregnant rats, the researchers found that not only did the broccoli sprouts improve the mothers' health, they also seem to improve the health of their offspring into adulthood - even if the babies never tasted a sprout.   "We looked at the offspring up to six months later and even on a normal diet, they were in better health than their mothers," says Juurlink, a professor in the U of S anatomy and cell biology department.   The findings are published in the journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).The work is a

Broccoli Sprouts Eaten During Pregnancy May Provide Children with Life2020-05-06T15:27:05+00:00

Seed Nutrition

Seed Nutrition Health Benefits of Sprouts Steve Meyerowitz Sprouts have long been famous as "health food" but recent research shows that in addition to being a superb source of nutrients, they also have important curative ability. Sprouts like alfalfa, radish, broccoli, clover and soybean contain concentrated amounts of phytochemicals (plant compounds) that can protect us against disease. Studies on canavanine, an amino acid analog in alfalfa, has demonstrated benefit for pancreatic, colon and leukemia cancers. Plant estrogens are also abundant in sprouts. They increase bone formation and density and prevent bone breakdown or osteoporosis. They are also helpful in controlling hot flashes, menopause, PMS and fibrocystic breast tumors. Alfalfa sprouts are one of our finest food sources of another compound, saponins. Saponins lower the bad cholesterol and fat but not the good HDL fats. Animal studies prove their benefit in arteriosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. Saponins also stimulate the immune system by increasing the activity of natural killer cells such as T- lymphocytes and interferon. The saponin content of alfalfa sprouts multiplies

Seed Nutrition2018-10-23T01:04:18+00:00

Sprouts and Hypertension

Sprouts and Hypertension Sprouts can play an important role in the lives of those who suffer from hypertension. Our research archive contains the latest thinking on the subject. "Dietary Approach to Attenuate Oxidative Stress, Hypertension, and Inflammation in the Cardiovascular System", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, PNAS, May 4, 2004, vol. 101, no. 18, 7094-7099, Medical Sciences, Lingyun Wu , M. Hossein Noyan Ashraf*, Marina Facci, Rui Wang, Phyllis G. Paterson , Alison Ferrie and Bernhard H. J. Juurlink. "Role of glucoraphanin/sulfurophane from broccoli and broccoli sprouts in protection against cancer and other oxidative and degenerative diseases" 2005 IFT Annual Meeting, July 15-20 - New Orleans, Louisiana, Session 45, Health benefits of fruits and vegetables: Biological activity of phytonutrients, J. W. Fahey.

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Sprouts and Cardiovascular Disease

Sprouts and Cardiovascular Disease Dietary approaches to cardiovascular disease are receiving a lot of attention in the research community and our collection of further research has the information you need in a single, convenient location. "Broccoli sprouts powder could improve serum triglyceride and oxidized LDL/LDL-cholesterol ratio in type 2 diabetic patients: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial." Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2012 Feb 8. Bahadoran Z, Mirmiran P, Hosseinpanah F, Rajab A, Asghari G, Azizi F. Obesity Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. "Content and Composition of Isoflavonoids in Mature or Immature Beans and Bean Sprouts Consumed in Japan",  Journal of Health Science, 47(4) 394-406 (2001), Yumiko Nakamura,* Akiko Kaihara, Kimihiko Yoshii, Yukari Tsumura, Susumu Ishimitsu, and Yasuhide Tonogai, Division of Food Chemistry, National Institute of Health Sciences, Osaka Branch, 1-1-43 Hoenzaka, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540- 0006, Japan. Dietary histone deacetylase inhibitors: From cells to mice to man. Semin Cancer Biol. 2007 May 5; Dashwood RH, Ho E. Linus Pauling Institute, Department of Environmental

Sprouts and Cardiovascular Disease2018-10-11T02:14:16+00:00