I’m quite sure that even if you have never eaten a sprout. That you are at least aware that they exist. If you are unfamiliar with what sprout are, and why you should eat sprouts. Let me share a few facts about them. First of all, they are incredibly nutrient dense. Consider it this way, there is enough in that little seed to fuel the growth of an entire plant. In a way, it could be said that the seed is the dormant form containing all of the nutrients inside, and sprouting is nature’s alarm clock.
If you prefer more of a factual explanation, here is an excerpt from the book “Sprouts: The Miracle Food,” by Steve Meyerowitz (1983).
“Biologists tell us that in the first 5-10 days, young plants achieve their maximum nutrient density. In other words, they are more nutritious than at any other point in their growth. The babies are literally overflowing with rapidly multiplying enzymes, vitamins, proteins and minerals needed for the development of the mature vegetable. B-vitamins alone increase 300% to 1500% in just 2 to 6 days. Complex starches are broken down reducing cooking times and making beans and grains easier to digest. Enzymes abound!”
There are many reasons why you should eat sprouts. Not only is it nutritious, it is also a great way to add a healthy snack to your diet for very little money. organic sprouting seeds, you get a tremendous amount of bang for your buck. Sprouting at home is incredibly simple, cost effective, and safe. It is a great way to improve your health while reducing your reliance on commercially grown produce. In my personal experience, one ounce of broccoli sprouts will yield approximately one pound of sprouts.
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