When in doubt, go for sprouts
When you see sprouts, think “nutrient dense”, that too in one small serving. Sprouts that bud from a seed hold the most nutrients because that seed has the power to grow into an entire plant eventually. It is rich in minerals, vitamins, enzymes, antioxidants, amino acids and several other nutrients making them burst with folate, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese and vitamins C, A, K — however, it may vary based on the type of sprout. Nevertheless, every kind of sprout can be a super healthy addition to your daily meals.
The process of “sprouting” or germination is what holds real value here. When seeds are soaked in water, they sprout into very young plants due to the moisture present that softens the outer layers of the seed. This process helps unlock and increase the nutrition value multi-fold – this is what makes sprouts so healthy.
Some benefits of sprouting/sprouts
– Since sprouting needs a good amount of soaking, it helps get rid of anti nutritional factors like phytic acid thereby unlocking all the nutrients and making it more bio available.
– It enhances the nutritional value of the seed. – It is super rich in live enzymes that can aid digestion and break down food more effectively.