Sprout Brussels is rich sources of protein, dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It contains high levels of vitamins A and C, folic acid and dietary fibre, and can help with vitamin-A deficiency, bone loss, iron-deficiency anemia, and believed to protect from cardiovascular diseases, colon, prostate cancers and stomach cancer.
- An 80g serving of sprouts contains four times more vitamin C than an orange, and a cup of cooked Brussels sprouts contains only about 60 calories.
- 100 grams of sprouts provide just 45 calories.
- Source of phytochemicals such asthiocyanates, indoles, lutein, zeaxanthin, sulforaphane, andisothiocyanates which are known to offer protection from prostate, colon, and endometrial cancers.
- They contain a glucoside,sinigrin known to fights against colon cancers by destroying pre-cancerous cells.
- Contains carotenoid Zea-xanthin, absorbed into the retinal macula-lutea in the human eyes which provide antioxidant and protective UV light-filtering functions. It helps prevent retinal damage, “age-related macular degeneration related macular degeneration disease” (ARMD), in the older adults.
- Contains Vitamin-A for healthy mucosa and skin and is essential for eye health, offer protection against lung and oral cavity cancers.
- Source of vitamin-K for bone health by promoting osteoplastic (bone formation and strengthening) activity. It helps limit the extent of neuronal damage in the brain preventing or at least delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Source of B-complex groups of vitamins such as niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamine and pantothenic acid that is good for substrate metabolism in the human body.
- Source of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure by countering effects of sodium. Manganese used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme,superoxide dismutase. Ironis essential for cellular oxidation and red blood cell formation.