Sprouts: So fresh, they’re still growing!

August 07, 2012 by: Alexandra Du Toit, TRUE Earth Mama

Sprouts are a miracle food. As a ‘living’ food, sprouts continue to grow higher in nutritional value after being harvested. Sprouting is the process of germinating seeds to be eaten raw or cooked. When seeds are soaked, the dormant seeds turn into a nutritional powerhouse. For instance, when peas are dry they have no Vitamin C; however, when sprouted for 48 hours, they provide more Vitamin C than fresh oranges while Broccoli sprouts help protect the body against cancer. A salad made from an assortment of sprouts, compared with the traditional lettuce salad, provides five times as much protein, six times as much Vitamin C and seven times as much of the B Complex Vitamins and costs less than half as much.

The most powerful enzyme-rich foods are sprouts. Sprouting seeds, grains and legumes, increases their enzyme content as much as 43 times more than non-sprouted foods. The enzymes boost the life-giving activity in our body while helping our body digest the nutrients in our food.

Sprouts have the highest concentration of nutrition per calorie of any food. The nutritional content of sprouts is many times greater than the original food value of the seeds and beans from which they sprout. Sprouts contain an abundance of anti-oxidants that prevent harm to our DNA while protecting us from the ongoing effects of aging. Another benefit to eating sprouts is that there is no preparation time. They require no cleaning, peeling, or chopping. There are numerous nutritional benefits as well as many ways to use your homegrown sprouts.

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