Broccoli Sprouts Organic
Broccoli sprouts are 3 to 4 day old broccoli plants that look like alfalfa sprouts but taste like radish. The radish flavor comes from a phytochemical that acts as protection against vectors while the broccoli plant is still young. This phytochemical not only benefits the young plant, but when eaten by humans, acts as an antioxidant to stimulate the ability of animal cells to protect against disease. Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled "organic," a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified.