Health & Fitness

Sprouts and Sulforaphane

Kristen Sparrow • September 14, 2017

Broccoli sprouts are a cheap source of sulforaphane a great anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer compound.  I’ve been sprouting them at home.  There are lots of resources online to learn how.

Mine certainly don’t look like the photo in the article!!

Broccoli sprouts

Are very good for you because of the sulforaphane content. Sulforaphane forms when the vegetable is crushed or chopped.


Sulforaphane is contained in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts or cabbages.

Broccoli sprouts contain the highest amounts of Sulforaphane. You can buy the seeds and make your own.  The supplements you can buy are expensive and some that have been tested only contain very low amounts (a lot less than what is claimed on the label).

Dr Rhonda says the broccoli sprouts are more potent once they are frozen. She actually feels like she’s had a coffee after adding them to a shake.

Sulforaphane improves autistic scores by 34% – more information on the NHS website here.

Sulforaphane is very potent and effect at slowing down and preventing cancer cells from spreading.

Sulforaphane is a very potent anti-inflammatory. It activates a pathway called NRF2