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Why sprout your grains, nuts and beans? Quick Guide

I have been sprouting for years-one of the best ways to eat fresh nutritious food during the winter months-and it only takes a few days to grow!

Sprouting is essentially the practice of germinating seeds — whether grains, nuts, beans or other kinds of seeds — so that they are easier to digest and your body can access their full nutritional profile. According to a recent medical review, when comparing sprouted seeds (in this case sprouted grains) to unsprouted grain seeds, the unsprouted grains had “lower protein content, deficiency of certain essential amino acids, lower protein and starch availabilities, and the presence of certain anti nutrients.” (1). Many different types of “seed” foods can be sprouted, and some that you probably don’t even realize are seeds.

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