Sprouts: Super, Simple, Nutritious and Healthy
What will grow fast and easy in any climate? What requires no soil or sunshine to grow? What provides an easy to prepare food that offers numerous nutrients and health benefits?
Sprouts first became popular in the 1970s as a healthy option for those striving to improve their food choices. As the nutritional and health benefits of sprouts have become more known, bakers, chefs, athletes, food manufacturers and others are all looking at different ways to incorporate sprouts into popular foods.
Cereals, grains, lentils and legumes form the basis of vegetarian diets. While continuing to be the time-honored choices for the preparation of meals with adequate protein, low in fat, and high in fiber, these same foods can be transformed into more nutrient-dense servings with the addition of sprouts.
What makes sprouts nutritious?
Sprouts are very nutritious, as they contain all the elements that a plant needs for life and growth. The simple process of sprouting brings out many enzymes in germinated seeds, legumes, and grains, making them easier to digest. It also increases the amounts and bio-availability of protein, vitamins and minerals, transforming them into nutrition powerhouses. Overall, sprouts provide excellent quality nutrients and, by weight, are the rich sources of an array of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants ReadMore…