Broccoli sprouts are germinated from broccoli seed. Broccoli sprouts are high in sulforaphane, a powerful cancer-fighting compound. The sprouts can be eaten in various stages from just-sprouted (at least one inch) up to a couple of inches tall.
Fresh sprouts can be eaten in salads or added to sandwiches or your morning smoothie. You can purchase fresh sprouts in many health food stores including Whole Foods markets. You can purchase sprouting kits that allow you to sprout your own at home. Fresh sprouts can be stored, refrigerated for at least a week and up to two if they are properly stored. Wash and spin them, then place them in a small bowl and cover them with plastic wrap. Poke a few holes in the plastic wrap to allow the sprouts to breath.
If you don't have broccoli sprouts you can substitute other sprouts such as: