Saturday, May 30, 2009

This Sprout's For You

Growing sprouts is easy and fun - just soak them overnight in a big jar, use a piece of nylon mesh held on with a rubber band, drain and set in a spot out of sunlight for a few days: rinse as often as possible. These sprouts are organic mung beans, adzuki, lentils and chickpeas - you can buy them all bulk at the Seed of Life Natural Foods on Government St. Sprouting Advantages from Making Love In The Kitchen:

Sprouting Advantages

  • Enzymes are activated- necessary for food digestion
  • Proteins convert to free amino acids- building blocks of our bodies
  • Starches change to simple sugars.
  • Minerals combine to increase assimilation.
  • Vitamin content increases from 3 to 12 or more times.
  • Chlorophyll and carotene content increase dramatically when exposed to sunlight.
  • Home-grown sprouts are cheap cheap cheap
I eat them in a salad with simple oil and vinegar dressing, instead of lettuce in a wrap, stir fries, and just as a snack. Here's a link for some Rawesome sprout recipes: happy sprouting!

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