Sprout Nutrition Research Regarding Sprouts and Antioxidants

Interested in learning more about the antioxidant benefits of sprouts? Check out the research we've assembled on the topic.

"Aging Reversibility: from Thymus Graft to Vegetable Extract Treatment - Application to Cure an Age-associated Pathology"  Biogerontology. 2005;6(4):245-53. Basso A, Rossolini G, Piantanelli A, Amici D, Calzuola I, Mancinelli L, Marsili V, Gianfranceschi GL

"An anthocyanin compound in buckwheat sprouts and its contribution to antioxidant capacity" Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2007 Feb;71(2):579-82. Epub 2007 Feb 7. Watanabe M. National Agricultural Research Center for Tohoku Region, Morioka, Irwate, Japan.

"Antioxidant Activity of Tartary (Fagopyrum tataricum (L.) Gaertn.) and Common (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) Buckwheat Sprouts." J2008 Jan 9;56(1):173-8. Liu CL, Chen YS, Yang JH, Chiang BH.

"Antioxidant and Choleretic Properties of Raphanus sativus L. Sprout (Kaiware Daikon) Extract" J Agric Food Chem. 2006 Dec, 27;54(26):9773-9778, Barillari J, Cervellati R, Costa S, Guerra MC, Speroni E, Utan A, Iori R.

"Antioxidant Constituents of Radish Sprout (Kaiware-daikon), Raphanus sativus L.", J Agric Food Chem. 2003 Dec 31;51(27):8061-6., Takaya Y, Kondo Y, Furukawa T, Niwa M., Faculty of Pharmacy, Meijo University, Tempaku, Nagoya, 468-8503, Japan.

"Antioxidants in vegan diet and rheumatic disorders." Hanninen, Kaartinen K, Rauma AL, Nenonen M, Torronen R, Hakkinen AS, Adlercreutz H, Laakso J., Toxicology 2000 Nov 30;155(1-3):45-53, Department of Physiology, University of Kuopio, Finland.

[Antioxidative activity of [methanolic extracts of] mung bean sprouts, soyabean sprouts and radish sprouts]. Wong, R.G.; Yen, G.C.; CHINESE AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL SOCIETY, JOURNAL, v.35(6):661-670, 1997. [In Chinese].

"Apigenin and cancer chemoprevention: Progress, potential and promise (Review)." Int J Oncol. 2007 Jan;30(1):233-45. Patel D, Shukla S, Gupta S.

"Aqua-culture improved buckwheat sprouts with more abundant precious nutrients and hypolipidemic activity." Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2009 Jun 30:1-14. Peng CC, Chen KC, Yang YL, Lin LY, Peng RY.

"Aqueous Extract from Spanish Black Radish (Raphanus sativus L. Var. niger) Induces Detoxification Enzymes in the HepG2 Human Hepatoma Cell Line." J Agric Food Chem. 2007 Aug 8;55(16):6439-46. Epub 2007 Jul 6.  Hanlon PR, Webber DM, Barnes DM. Standard Process, Department of Research and Development, 1200 West Royal Lee Drive, Palmyra, Wisconsin 53156.

[Change in the reaction of the antioxidant system of wheat sprouts after UV-irradiation of seeds], Biofizika. 2000 Jul-Aug;45(4):730-6., [Article in Russian], Rogozhin VV, Kuriliuk TT, Filippova NP. Yakutsk State Agricultural Academy, Russia.

"Chemical components with health implications in wild and cultivated Mexican common bean seeds (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)"
J Agric Food Chem. 2006 Mar 22;54(6):2045-52. Diaz-Batalla L, Widholm JM, Fahey GC Jr, Castano-Tostado E, Paredes-Lopez O. Programa de Posgrado en Alimentos del Centro de la Republica, Facultad de Quimica, Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Queretaro, Qro. 76010, Mexico.

"Chemical Compositions and Antioxidant/Anti-inflammatory Activities of Steam Distillate from Freeze-Dried Onion (Allium cepa L.) Sprout." Takahashi M, Shibamoto T. J Agric Food Chem. 2008 Oct 23.

"Chemoprotective glucosinolates and isothiocyanates of broccoli sprouts: metabolism and excretion in humans.", Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2001 May;10(5):501-8, Shapiro TA, Fahey JW, Wade KL, Stephenson KK, Talalay P., Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA.

"Comparative activity of antioxidants from wheat sprouts, Morinda citrifolia, fermented papaya and white tea" Calzuola I, Gianfranceschi GL, Marsili V. Dipartimento di Biologia Cellulare e Ambientale, Universita di Perugia, Italy, and Centro di Eccellenza Materiali Innovativi e Nanostrutturati, Universita di Perugia, Italy.

"Contribution of low-molecular-weight antioxidants to the antioxidant capacity of raw and processed lentil seeds." Nahrung. 2003 Oct;47(5):291-9. Fernandez-Orozco R, Zielinski H, Piskula MK. EU Centre of Excellence CENEXFOOD, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of Polish Academy of Sciences, Tuwima 10, 10-747 Olsztyn, Poland.

"Cytotoxic and Antioxidant Activity of 4-Methylthio-3-butenyl Isothiocyanate from Raphanus sativus L. (Kaiware Daikon) Sprouts" J. Agric. Food Chem., 56 (3), 875-883, 2008. 10.1021/jf073123c. Alessio Papi, Marina Orlandi, Giovanna Bartolini, Jessica Barillari, Renato Iori, Moreno Paolini, Fiammetta Ferroni, Maria Grazia Fumo, Gian Franco Pedulli, and Luca Valgimigli.

"Dietary approaches to positively influence fetal determinants of adult health" FASEB J. 2005 Dec 14; Noyan-Ashraf MH, Wu L, Wang R, Juurlink BH.

"Dietary phytoestrogens." Annu Rev Nutr 1997;17:353-81, Kurzer MS, Xu X., Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota, St. Paul 55108, USA.

"Dietary sulforaphane-rich broccoli sprouts reduce colonization and attenuate gastritis in Helicobacter pylori-infected mice and humans." Cancer Prev Res (Phila Pa). 2009 Apr;2(4):353-60. Yanaka A, Fahey JW, Fukumoto A, Nakayama M, Inoue S, Zhang S, Tauchi M, Suzuki H, Hyodo I, Yamamoto M., Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo University of Science, Chiba-Ken, Tokyo, Japan.

"Direct Antioxidant Activity of Purified Glucoerucin, the Dietary Secondary Metabolite Contained in Rocket (Eruca sativa Mill.) Seeds and Sprouts" J Agric Food Chem. 2005 Apr 6;53(7):2475-2482. Barillari J, Canistro D, Paolini M, Ferroni F, Pedulli GF, Iori R, Valgimigli L.

"Effect of buckwheat sprouts and groats on the antioxidant potential of blood and caecal parameters in rats." Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2011 Sep;81(5):286-94. Wroblewska M, Brzuzan L, Jaroslawska J, Zdunczyk Z. Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Olsztyn, Poland.

"Effects of Irradiated Light Intensity on the Amount of Antioxidants and Antioxidative Capacity in Cruciferous Sprouts" Hort. Res. (Japan)) 5 (3) : 315-320D2006. Kenjiro Maekawa1, Tomoo Maeda2, Chihiro Oshima3, Takashi Suzuki1* and Katsuji Oosawa1.

"Effects of soybean (Glycine max) germination on biologically active components, nutritional values of seeds, and biological characteristics in rats", Nahrung 2000 Feb;44(1):2-6, Bau HM, Villaume C, Mejean L.

"Germination and exposure to UV light and chemical elicitors enhance the phenolic content and antioxidant activity of 13 different seeds" 2005 IFT Annual Meeting, July 15-20 - New Orleans, Louisiana, Session 36E, Fruit & Vegetable Products: General, B. A. CEVALLOS-CASALS and L. A. Cisneros-Zevallos.

"High-ORAC Foods May Slow Aging", Judy McBride, USDA ARS, February 8, 1999.

"Kinetic study of the antioxidant compounds and antioxidant capacity during germination of Vigna radiata cv. emmerald, Glycine max cv. jutro and Glycine max cv. merit" 2008, Rebeca Fernandez-Orozco, Juana Frias, Henryk Zielinski, Mariusz K. Piskula, Halina Kozlowska and Concepción Vidal-Valverde, aInstituto de Fermentaciones Industriales (CSIC), Juan de la Cierva 3, 28006 Madrid, Spain, bInstitute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of Polish Academy of Sciences, Tuwima 10, 10-747 Olsztyn, Poland.

"Legumes as a source of natural antioxidants" European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, Volume 110, Issue 10, Date: No. 10 October 2008, Pages: 865-878. Ryszard Amarowicz 1 *, Ronald B. Pegg 2, 1Division of Food Science, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Olsztyn, Poland. 2Department of Food Science and Technology, The University of Georgia, Athens, USA.

"Nutritional Relevance of Wheat Sprouts Containing High Levels of Organic Phosphates and Antioxidant Compounds", J Clin Gastroenterol. 2004 Jul;38(6 Suppl):S123-6., Marsili V, Calzuola I, Gianfranceschi GL., Dipartimento di Biologia Cellulare e Molecolare, Universita degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy.

"Phenolics, Their Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity in Dark Germinated Fenugreek Sprouts in Response to Peptide and Phytochemical Elicitors", Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2004;13(3):295-307. Randhir R, Lin YT, Shetty K. Department of Food Science, Chenoweth Laboratory, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA.

"The potential of milk thistle (Silybum marianum L.), an Israeli native, as a source of edible sprouts rich in antioxidants" Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2007 Aug 20;:1-8 Vaknin Y, Hadas R, Schafferman D, Murkhovsky L, Bashan N. Department of Agronomy and Natural Resources, Institute of Plant Sciences, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel.  

"Screening of antioxidant compounds during sprouting of Brassica oleracea L. var. costata DC." Comb Chem High Throughput Screen. 2007 Jun;10(5):377-86, Sousa C, Lopes G, Pereira DM, Taveira M, Valentão P, Seabra RM, Pereira JA, Baptista P, Ferreres F, Andrade PB. REQUIMTE/Serviço de Farmacognosia, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade do Porto, R. Aníbal Cunha 164, 4050-047 Porto, Portugal.

"Stimulation of phenolics, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities in dark germinated mung bean sprouts in response to peptide and phytochemical elicitors". By: Randhir, Reena; Lin, Yuan-Tong; Shetty, Kalidas. Process Biochemistry, Jan 2004, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p637, 10p;

"Studies on germination conditions and antioxidant contents of wheat grain", Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2001 Jul;52(4):319-30, Yang F, Basu TK, Ooraikul B., Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2P5, Canada.

"Synthesis of Antioxidants in Wheat Sprouts", J Agric Food Chem. 2004 Aug 11;52(16):5201-6. Calzuola I, Marsili V, Gianfranceschi GL., Dipartimento di Biologia Cellulare e Molecolare, Universita di Perugia, Perugia, Italy.

"Trace element water improves the antioxidant activity of buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) sprouts" J Agric Food Chem. 2007 Oct 31;55(22):8934-40, Liu CL, Chen YS, Yang JH, Chiang BH, Hsu CK., Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Nutraceutical Biotechnology, Shih Chien University, 70, Ta-chih Street, Taipei 104, Taiwan, ROC.

"Total Phenolics Level, Antioxidant Activities and Cytotoxicity of Young Sprouts of Some Traditional Korean Salad Plants". Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2008 Nov 19. Chon SU, Heo BG, Park YS, Kim DK, Gorinstein S. EFARINET Co. Ltd., BI Center, Chosun University, Gwangju, 501-759, South Korea.

"Use of cyclic voltammetry, photochemiluminescence, and spectrophotometric methods for the measurement of the antioxidant capacity of buckwheat sprouts" J Agric Food Chem. 2007 Nov 28;55(24):9891-8. Zielinska D, Szawara-Nowak D, Ornatowska A, Wiczkowski W. 

"Wheat sprout extract induces changes on 20S proteasomes functionality." Amici M, Bonfili L, Spina M, Cecarini V, Calzuola I, Marsili V, Angeletti M, Fioretti E, Tacconi R, Gianfranceschi GL, Eleuteri AM. University of Camerino, Department of Biology M.C.A., 62032 Camerino (MC), Italy.