By waiting just three to seven days to watch the wonders of nature break open seeds, beans, nuts, and grains into their fuller potential, we can enjoy some astounding nutritional benefits. Without much effort, just a little water, and a warm environment, seeds start to germinate. A towering oak tree was once just an acorn and one of the smallest seeds in the world, only 1/300th of an inch long, becomes a gorgeous tropical orchid. The same innate power of nature to turn nearly nothing into something is what powers the crazy nutrition in sprouting foods.
Much like microgreens, sprouts contain a considerable amount of nutrition compared to the fully grown counterparts. Consider these nutritional facts about some common sprouting beans, nuts and seeds: