AJ BROCCOLI SPROUTS
At AJ Broccoli Sprouts, it’s our mission to bring you the highest quality broccoli sprout and living microgreens on the market. Along with a vast wealth of knowledge in the products we sell, AJ Broccoli Sprouts offer a full spectrum of products that have a full spectrum of health benefits. Studies have shown various sprouts and micro greens can help with cognitive functions, ability to activate over 200 genes that support your immune system, all while promoting a longer healthier life. We’re here for our customers, and want to present to each and everyone of you thee experience AJ broccoli sprouts into your own lives.
The Health Benefits of AJ Broccoli Sprouts
There is a beautiful phytochemical named sulforaphane (also referred to as SFN) found in cruciferous vegetables but with the highest amounts found in broccoli sprouts. It is well studied to be anticancer, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and may even protect against aging and diabetes. The best part? We no longer need high-priced supplements to get this important phytochemical, we just need to eat live veggies like AJ broccoli sprouts!
A Great Detoxifier
Sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts boosts the body’s natural detoxification mechanisms in several ways. As an indirect antioxidant, it boosts the antioxidant capacity of cells rather than just by providing antioxidants.
Sulforaphane activates the Nrf2 and ARE pathway, which leads to increased cellular glutathione in the body. Since glutathione is the master antioxidant, this has far-reaching benefits for the body.
Protecting Against Cancer
Target cancer cells while protecting healthy cells
Increase the efficacy of anti-cancer drugs (meaning a lower dose can be used).
Supporting the Heart
We already know that sulforaphane is a potent antioxidant and that it increases the body’s own antioxidant producing capabilities. For this reason, it is very anti-inflammatory and can reduce reactive oxygen species by increasing oxygen levels. Both of these mechanisms make it good for the heart and may explain why studies show it has a heart-protective effect.
But sulforaphane also benefits the heart in a couple other ways. It releases hydrogen sulfide (H2S), when chewed. This compound donate sulfur where necessary and for this reason has a cardio-protective effect.
Studies also found that it helped reduce blood pressure levels in those with hypertension and lowered triglycerides.
Finally, sulforaphane reduced levels of total cholesterol, LDL-C, CRP, and LDH.
Promoting Weight Loss
As an Nrf2 activator, sulforaphane may also promote weight loss by “amelioration of obesity through enhancing energy consumption by browning of adipocytes, and reduction of metabolic endotoxemia through improving gut bacterial flora,” according to a 2014 study at Kanazawa University.
In other words, sulforaphane helps fight obesity by changing energy consumption in the body and by improving gut flora.
The kings of sulforaphane
The relatively high nutritional value of broccoli microgreens compared to the vegetable is consistent with previous studies reporting that produce at early growth stages (i.e., sprouts, microgreens, “baby” vegetables) are denser sources of nutrition than their mature counterparts
Sango Radish Microgreens
All The Goodness
Radish helps improve the cardiovascular system and also treats leucoderma. It can help treat asthma, bronchitis and many more cardiovascular diseases.
Broccoli and Sango Radish Microgreens Mix
Adding these two powerful superfoods to your diet could help you lower your blood pressure, cleanse your kidneys, improved immunity and improve your hydration. The broccoli adds great flavor next to our Sango radish crisp, peppery taste and vibrant purple tint sets them apart from other root vegetables.
Red Russian Kale Microgreens
You may already know that vitamin C can help keep your immune system healthy. But thanks to its antioxidant properties and its ability to stimulate collagen production, vitamin C can also help keep your skin supple and your bones strong. Most edible seedlings of Brassica vegetables, including kale sprouts and kale microgreens, are packed with vitamin C this also includes the flavonoids quercetin and kaempferol, which are found in relatively large amounts in kale.
They have powerful heart-protective, blood pressure-lowering, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-depressant and anti-cancer effects, just to name a few.
Great flavor with extensive health benefits.
We all love cilantro and these are surely going to be your new favorite micro green. Small in size but with huge exploding flavor. Cilantro just doesn't only taste great, it also great in riding toxic metals, help improve cardiovascular system and helps reduce neurological inflammation.
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Superfood Microgreens Mix
All The Goodness
Our living salad mix consist of the nutrient dense benefits of Broccoli, Kale, Kohlrabi, Arugula & Red Acre Cabbage that surely live up to the name of "Superfood".
2 oz. Broccoli Sprouts
4 oz. Broccoli Sprouts
Our most popular size, greatest value and a favorite among our clients who want all the sulforaphane they can get their hands on. Come by one of our local markets and pick up one, to or even four.
Sango Radish Sprouts
All The Goodness
The benefits of radish can not continue to be ignored. In a recent study it was sown to decrease cholesterol by 20% in as little as 28 days -- The antioxidant power compared with group, recording a down-regulation of about 20% for all enzymes tested. Sango Radish sprouts/ micro greens caused a significant increment in all the treatment groups.
Not only do we carry cilantro micro greens, but, we also offer their even younger version, cilantro sprouts! These pack a flavor that is an experience in itself. Sprouted younger versions of cilantro also pack all the health benefits of Cilantro in multiples of 40-100 times their mature counterparts. Stop by and pick up some of sprouted cilantro for and adventure in both taste and in health.
We’ve got lots more varieties in store coming out very soon. Keep checking in with us at any of our farmers markets or check back on our site for any new updates!
Who We Are
How It All Began
AJ Broccoli sprouts was created and inspired by our children. Our commitment to our children is to care for them in every way shape and form all while making the healthiest food choices for them. Which we wish that they'll carry on for many generations. It has been my passion for the better part of 2 decades to find which foods contain the highest nutrient value to consume for the greatest impact to our health. This is why we are here to provide you the freshest, highest quality sprouts and living microgreens grown locally in the city of Ventura.
Where to find us?
Every Wednesday - 9am - 1pm @ Midtown Ventura at The Pacific View Mall
Every Thursday - 12pm - 5pm at in Thousand Oaks at The Oaks Mall
Every Sunday - 8:30 am - 12 Noon
at The College of the Canyons parking lot #5
If you're interested in wholesale/restaurant sales contact Ernie Beltran @ 1 (805) 440-3760 or email us at AJsprouts@gmail.com
AJ Broccoli Sprouts personal favorites
1/4 of chopped Green Cabbage
1 head of Romaine lettuce
1 whole chopped and diced carrots
2 whole chopped green onions
1 handful of finely chopped cilantro
1/4 cup of sunflower seeds (or pumpkin seed)
1/2 cup of tortilla strips
1 large handful of AJ broccoli sprouts.
1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped fresh cilantro.
1 cup olive oil.
5 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
2 garlic cloves, peeled.
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon minced seeded serrano chile.
Add all items into large mixing bowl. Then add cilantro dressing to ingredients and mix in gently. You can choose to add the broccoli sprouts into the mixture or hold off until the end to top with AJ broccoli sprouts.
Super Southwest Broccoli Sprout Salad
1 handful of AJ Broccoli Sprouts
1 whole ripe Mango
1 handful of Spinach
2 cups of liquid of you choice: Water, Orange juice, coconut water or Almond/Hemp milk.
Combine all ingredients with vegetables on bottom and fruits on top with your blender until fully combined. Add ice for a cooler refreshment.
Broccoli sprouts and Mango Smoothie
2 slices of Sourdough bread
2 slices of Habenero Peperjack cheese
6 Slices of Honey Ham
1/4 finely sliced Roma tomato
1 large large leaf of Romaine lettuce
1 handful of AJ broccoli Sprouts
2 Slices of Kosher Dill pickles
1/2 finely sliced and seeded Jalepeno
Instructions: Assemble sandwich in the order of ingredients given and enjoy.