Sprouts are one of nature’s super foods. Bursting with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, protein and bio-genic (oxygen rich) properties, Sprouts are a myriad of nutrition 🙂
Sprouting is so easy, simple and fun! It is like gardening all the year round so you can enjoy the powerhouse of nutrients on a daily basis.
And powerhouse is truly what they are!
When a seed is dormant many of the nutrients are locked away, but once the seed starts to germinate the dormant seed starts to become a live plant. Sprouts can contain up to 100 times more enzymes than raw fruits and vegetables allowing your body to extract more vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fats from the foods you eat. Enzymes are special types of proteins that act as catalysts for all your body’s functions and crucial to excellent health.
The quality of the protein in beans, nuts, seeds, or grains improves when it is sprouted. Proteins change during the soaking and sprouting process, improving nutritional value. The amino acid lysine, for example, which is needed to prevent cold sores and to maintain a healthy immune system, increases significantly during the sprouting process.
Vitamin content increases dramatically. This is especially true of vitamins A, B-complex, C, and E. The vitamin content of some seeds, grains, beans, or nuts increases by up to 20 times the original value within only a few days of sprouting. Continue reading