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Benefits of Eating Sprouts

Sprouts are immunity-boosting foods which is vital for good health. All sprouts contain enzyme inhibitors that allow them to remain dormant and be stored for years. Once exposed to moisture, enzyme inhibitors are neutralized and the seeds come to life. In this embryonic stage, sprouts are essentially a predigested food.

Sprouts are very good for health; you can call them super foods, as they have the greatest nutrient content of all raw foods and enhance health and energy. Sprouts are edible seeds that have just germinated. When you allow an edible seed germinate its enzymes get activated and the starches are converted to simple sugars. Sprouts are immunity-boosting foods which is vital for good health. All sprouts contain enzyme inhibitors that allow them to remain dormant and be stored for years. Once exposed to moisture, enzyme inhibitors are neutralized and the seeds come to life. In this embryonic stage, sprouts are essentially a predigested food. 

Benefits: 

  • They are an excellent source of antioxidants, vitamin A, B, C, E, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, selenium and zinc
  • Sprouts are filling and low in calories and easy to digest
  • The sprouted seeds of legumes such as lentils, peanuts and soya beans contain complete protein
  • Sprouts are good source for vitamin B and C.

Most seeds – Pulses, legumes and nuts like alfalfa, kidney beans, chickpeas and fenugreek seeds and grains like wheat, barley and ryegrains – can be sprouted.

Growing your own sprouts 

It is very easy to grow sprouts in your home, soak seeds for approximately 8 hours in water. Use containers such as jars, trays, sprouting bags Rinse sprouts well, at least every 12 hours and drain well Harvest sprouts carefully by gently removing the ripe ones out from the rest. This allows the less developed sprouts to continue growing Store in a cool place

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  1. I like sprouts. There are many dishes where you can enjoy sprouts. Great post. :)

  2. Great article. Very helpful information

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