Method of preparing a food product from cruciferous sprouts

  • US 5,968,567 A
  • Filed: 04/11/1997
  • Issued: 10/19/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/15/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of preparing a human food product comprising cruciferous sprouts containing high Phase 2 enzyme-inducing potential and non-toxic levels of indole glucosinolates and their breakdown products and goitrogenic hydroxybutenyl glucosinolates, comprising the steps of:

  • (a) identifying seeds which produce said sprouts, with the exception of Brassica oleracea capitata, Lepidium sativum, Sinapis alba, Sinapis nigra, and Raphanus sativus sprouts;

    (b) germinating said seeds; and

    (c) harvesting said sprouts between the onset of germination up to and including the 2-leaf stage, to form a human food product comprising a plurality of said sprouts.

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