Sprouts have traditionally been known as a "health food".

They are high in phytochemicals (plant compounds) which keeps cancer at bay, namely colonic, pancreatic and leukaemia.

Sprouts are also excellent for proper bone formation as well as osteoporosis.

They are considered useful to manage menopausal symptoms, hot flushes and PMS.

Alfalfa sprouts are great for reducing blood cholesterol.

The antioxidants in sprouts are considered to help with the process of aging.