Do you remember being in second grade and learning about science by planting a seed in a styrofoam cup, nurturing it and watching it grow? Though the use of a styrofoam cup was not the most environmental choice, there was indeed a hidden nutrition lesson in that exercise.
Seeds, beans and lentils are actually more nutritious after they have sprouted. Not only is their nutrient content higher, like increased calcium, potassium, iron, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 and C, but their energy content is higher because they are “alive”. In turn, our energy increases by ingesting these live foods.
Sprouting is easy. Just soak seeds/beans/lentils in a bowl of water overnight, drain the water and replace with fresh water for 2-3 consecutive nights or until desired length of sprout is achieved.
For a full table of various seeds/beans/lentil nutrition content, visit sproutpeople.org
Are you already familiar with sprouting? What are your favorite things to sprout? Share in the comments below!