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Seeds from the Brassica napus variety WITT provide a tasty and nutritious sprout product. WITT has been selected for absence of bitterness in the plant, so WITT sprouts have a mild and appealing fresh taste. The sprouts may look like alfalfa sprouts but the WITT sprouts are thicker and give a different perception in the mouth as compared to alfalfa sprouts. The variety LILPUT produces short sprouts which some customers might prefer.
The production of WITT sprouts is similar to production of broccoli and mustard sprouts.
Nutrition value for sprouts from the variety WITT has been measured by Eurofins lab. It is presented in the following table (per 100 g sprouts)
- Saturated Fat
- Monounsaturated Fat
- Polyunsaturated Fat
Like green leaves form the cabbage family the colza sprouts are a rich source of glucosinolates. To some extent glucosinolates prevent certain types of cancer, diabetes 2, inflammation of the body and other diseases.