New Chapter Broccolive Plus is a dietary supplement in the form of capsules that contains the following organic sprouted seeds: broccoli, cauliflower, kale, daikon radish, cabbage and mustard.
Getting organic superfood nutrition in a capsule is of course easy and convenient. The difference with this product is that it contains the nutrition of multiple greens in each capsule.
There is no argument that the sprouts of cruciferous vegetables have a high concentration of beneficial nutrients. The question that many consumers have, though, is how does the nutrition in a capsule compare to the real thing?
New Chapter uses flash freeze drying to provide maximum protection of the nutrients of the ingredients when packaged. This is actually an important feature to look for when buying any food supplement. If products are subjected to heat during the development or packaging process, this can create a less potent product – and can even be a complete waste of money for the buyer.
Although you can get the product at about 25% off the retail price through Amazon, this supplement is still on the pricey side – about 45 cents per capsule. You will also need to pay and additional $5 for shipping.
That said, you don’t have to regularly buy fresh sprouts or purchase equipment to grow them yourself. You essentially are trading cost for time and convenience.