Sprouts are the earliest stages of a plant’s growth cycle. They are ready for harvesting in as little as 3 days. They are most popularly eaten in sandwiches and salads, and can also be used as garnish or to complement any meal. Sprouts have numerous health benefits. They contain more nutrients than full grown vegetables and aid in cancer prevention and digestion. A handful of broccoli sprouts, for example, contain many times more vitamins than a full plate of mature broccoli.