When I first started making my hummus, tomato and sprout breakfast, I purchased a sprout variety pack from my local market that included Clover, Alfalfa and Radish sprouts. They proved to be the perfect topping to my breakfast of champions. They add just the right touch of morning refreshment. I knew these little guys were good for you, but after some googling and a little help from the International Sprout Growers Association, I discovered that each kind has different health benefits.
Alfalfa: Prevent menopausal symptoms, cancer and heart disease
Clover: Naturally fight cancer
Radish: These have more vitamin C than milk and four times the vitamin A. They also have 10 times more calcium than a potato and contain more vitamin C than a pineapple.
On my next visit to the market, I tried Broccoli sprouts – I was drawn to their lush, green color, but I have to say I was not a fan of these. They left a funny taste in my mouth. But they may cut the risk of cardiovascular disease so if they tickle your palette the right way, broccoli sprout it up!
For more information on sprout varieties click here.