Sprouts

From Mrs. Cog's Corner

Sprouts are the ultimate in survival superfoods. From seed to food in three to four days, they are the greens that require no sunshine or green thumb to grow. Their nutritional values are off the charts making these an outstanding addition to our regular diet.

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 bioavailability 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. http://vegetariannutrition.net/longevity-diets/sprouts-nutrition/

It is said that sprouts ‘represent the miracle of birth’. They are in the true sense, super foods. They are alkaline, whole, pure, and natural foods. It is inexcusable that though aware of their miraculous effects, we do not take full advantage of them. We scour departmental and organic stores, looking for health foods and recipes, but forget to eat ordinary sprouts on daily basis – considering them a poor cousin of high-fashion health foods. http://www.medindia.net/patients/lifestyleandwellness/sprouts-the-super-food.htm

One seed holds within it a nutrient treasure chest waiting to be opened. During the beginning stages of its growth cycle, the baby seed is bursting with nutrient content on its way to becoming a fully developed plant.  This results in a highly nourishing food that is full of fiber as well as flavor. http://www.superfoods-for-superhealth.com/super-sprouts.html

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