They’re a great source of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, which are bioactive plant compounds. These compounds protect plants from the sun and insects, but they have numerous health benefits for humans, too !
According to the International Sprout Growers Association, a 3-ounce (85-gram) serving of broccoli sprouts packs (2):
- Calories: 35
- Carbs: 5 grams
- Fiber: 4 grams
- Protein: 2 grams
- Fat: 0.5 grams
- Vitamin C: 60% of the Daily Value (DV)
- Vitamin A: 10% of the DV
- Calcium: 6% of the DV
Just one serving of these sprouts provides high amounts of vitamin C, which is known for its antioxidant and immune-boosting properties.
In addition, they contain a phytochemical called sulforaphane. It’s speculated that this chemical is responsible for most of the health benefits of these crunchy sprouts.