Sprouts Wiki and Guide

Sprouts Wiki and Guide

Sprouts & Greens
In this article I present a Sprouts Wiki and Guide. I have tried to put together information available in different places so as to present a reference guide and resource on spouting and sprouts. What are Sprouts? Sprouts are tiny nutritious very young plants mid-way between seeds and full plants. They look like little threads with peas on the top. A sprout is a seed that has germinated and grown for generally 4-7 days. It is grown with water only, as the seed contains all the nutrients it needs to grow the infant plant to that age. A micro-green is essentially a sprout that is harvested typically between 10 and 20 days, when 2-6" tall, depending on the variety. Micro-greens are also known as "baby" greens, the early growth of…
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Sprouting – 3 Benefits

Sprouting – 3 Benefits

Sprouts & Greens
Sprouting is the process whereby seeds are germinated so that they may be cooked or eaten in raw form. Sprouting is a very common practice in Eastern Asian cuisine as well as in Indian sub-continent. Sprouts can be produced at home as well as industrially. Sprouting involves soaking grains, seeds, nuts, or legumes so that they start germinating and start producing pod-like protrusions. Sprouting provides a number if health and nutritional benefits. Anti-nutrient Lectins and how Sprouting Helps Anti-nutrients make nutrients less effective. Lectins are a category of proteins that easily bind to cell membranes, given their sticky and glue-like nature. They are abundant in plants, especially in raw legumes, grains, tomato, potato, eggplant and pepper. They are also present in specific vegetables as well as in milk products. In…
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Three Off-beat Healthy Sprouts

Three Off-beat Healthy Sprouts

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Sprouts come in many varieites. The most common of them is the mixed sprouts, which usually contains a blend of three or four different varieties. However apart from mixed sprouts, there are other varities, each having their own unique benefits. In this article, I'll talk about three lesser known but very beneficial types of sprouts. Wheat Sprouts a.k.a Sprouted Wheat Berries   Wheat is the most common grain consumed on earth.¬† As a sprout wheat is very nutritious and help in preventing varied heart diseases.It contains Vitamins B, C and E and is rich in Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus Amino Acids. Protein content is 15%. ¬†Sunflower Sprouts Sunflower greens are a tender baby vegetable, high in chlorophyll, and a substitute for lettuce. They are rich in chlorophyll, enzymes,…
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Are Sprouts a Vegetable?

Are Sprouts a Vegetable?

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This post is in continuation to one of my previous posts Sprouts Wiki and tries to address the often asked question: Are Sprouts a Vegetable? The answer is yes - sprouts are vegetables in a sense. They are better than vegetables and are in fact known as "super-food". In order to understand this we have to investigate what are sprouts and how they are formed. What are Sprouts? Sprouts are tiny nutritious very young plants mid-way between seeds and full plants. They look like little threads with peas on the top. They are rich in digestible energy, bioavailable vitamins, minerals, amino acids, proteins, and phytochemicals, as these are necessary for a germinating plant to grow. Seeds are first rinsed to remove dirt and then soaked in water anything between 1…
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Sprouts Wiki

Sprouts Wiki

Sprouts & Greens
What are Sprouts? Sprouts are tiny nutritious very young plants mid-way between seeds and full plants. They look like little threads with peas on the top.   How are they formed? Seeds when exposed to water and proper temperature, germinate into young plants. Sprouting is the process whereby seeds are germinated and eaten either raw or cooked. Sprouts are in fact known as super-food. Types of Sprouts Three main classes of sprouts are - grain, beans or leafy sprouts. Some common types of sprouts are bengal gram sprouts, green gram sprouts, beans sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, sinflower sprouts, radish sprouts, lentil sprouts, chickpea sprouts, pumpkin sprouts and wheat sprouts. Benefits Eating sprouts promote good health. Sprouts contains beneficial enzymes and anti-oxidants that can a. help our body in digestion b. in…
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