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Ask Garden Eats: Are Brocco Sprouts Better Than Broccoli?

Q: I’ve heard a lot about brocco or broccoli sprouts lately. Are they really better than broccoli and can you tell me why? Thanks!

Jeannie West Hollywood, California

Garden Eats: Hi Jeannie, great question! While eating brocco sprouts is not exactly better per se, they do yield far more nutrients in a far lesser amount than eating broccoli. One serving of brocco sprouts (a little over an ounce) is equal to 1 1/4 pounds of broccoli! This is good news for those of you who don’t like the taste of broccoli, yet still seek the nutrition it offers. Brocco sprouts are a great food choice and you don’t have to eat them everyday to obtain their nutrient-dense benefits.

Eating brocco sprouts at least three times a week is beneficial because they:

  • contain both di-indole methane and sulforaphane- both of which are strong anti-cancer compounds
  • may prevent ulcers by regulating levels of H. Pylori
  • are known to reduce inflammation associated with seasonal allergies and asthma
  • may boost antioxidant activity for diabetes patients

Wondering what to do with these little sprouts?

  • sprinkle on sandwiches, sweet potatoes and pastas
  • mix into stir fries
  • grab, wash and chow a handful!
  • add to dips like salsas and hummus
  • great in pestos (stay tuned for kale and sprouts summer pesto recipe coming soon)

How do you enjoy your brocco sprouts? Tell us about it now in the comments!

This entry was posted in: Learner's Curve, Make Food & Eat


C H R I S T I N E Dionese, co-founder of flavor ID and Garden Eats is an integrative health & food therapy specialist, medical & food journalist. She has dedicated her career to helping others understand the science of happiness and its powerful effects on everyday human health by harnessing the power of the epigenetic landscape. To balance the more serious side of her work, she loves to concoct, write about and connect people through food & drink. You can check out her latest work at The Chalkboard Magazine, The Fullest and Rochester's Boomtown Table. Christine lives, works and plays between Southern California & Upstate New York.

1 Comment

  1. Michelle L. Coene says

    Love these short ‘nutrition informational’ postings, Michelle. —

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