View Full Version : Broccoli sprouts...the seeds...
02-16-2007, 11:55 AM
Do those of you who eat broccoli sprouts, consume the little black seeds? I find them annoying and unpleasant -- very much like unexpectedly biting into a rogue little rock or sand. I have always rinsed them off when washing them.
Are they supposed to be consumed? Are they considered a nutritional asset?
02-16-2007, 03:02 PM
I'm not sure if their supposed to be eaten but I always eat them.
02-17-2007, 10:09 AM
Hmm. I guess no one else here eats broccoli sprouts but you and I. :)
Thanks. I guess since you're still here, they're okay.
02-17-2007, 12:04 PM
Before your final Rinse remove the seed hulls.
Brassica sprout hulls are quite large (relative to the seed and sprout) and they hold a lot of water (which can dramatically lessen the shelf life of your sprouts), so we remove them:
Transfer the sprouts to a big (at least 3-4 times the volume of your sprouter) pot or bowl, fill with cool water, loosen the sprout mass and agitate with your hand. Skim the hulls off the surface. Return the sprouts to your sprouter for their Rinse and Drain. That's the short course - here is the full lesson.
Your sprouts are done 8-12 hours after your final rinse. After the De-Hulling and the final Rinse we need to Drain very thoroughly and let our sprouts dry a bit. If we minimize the surface moisture of our sprouts they store much better in refrigeration, so we let them sit for 8-12 hours....
We can use a salad spinner to dry the sprouts after their final Rinse and skip the final 8-12 hour wait, instead going directly to Refrigeration.
From Sproutpeople web site
02-17-2007, 01:20 PM
Ah, thank you, morning star. I guess, being the hulls, they aren't bad for us, but not much in the way of good for us either. How silly I didn't even realize they were the hulls; I was thinking they were seeds, which sounds nonsensical now :)
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