Broccoli sprouts are rich in a phytochemical called sulforaphane which is one of the most researched phytochemicals because of its many potential perks. Sulforaphane may help you detoxify, fight malignant cells, and protect your skin, among other benefits.

Sulforaphane is in many different greens and vegetables. Foods like arugula, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and kale contain sulforaphane, but not in the volumes that broccoli sprouts do. Broccoli sprouts can have 20-40 times more sulforaphane than mature broccoli.

Cardiovascular health

Research for sulforaphane’s contribution to heart health includes its potential to lower cholesterol levels and prevent cardiovascular disease due to its anti-inflammatory properties

Blood sugar regulation

Some studies have shown that sulforaphane can help regulate blood sugar levels, particularly for people with diabetes. A small human study showed that consuming broccoli sprout extract rich in sulforaphane reduced fasting blood glucose levels.

Gut health

Sulforaphane helps to increase beneficial bacterial species in the microbiome, helping to balance the composition of gut microbes and repairing injuries to the gut barrier. It also helps to decrease inflammation and immune response.