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Sprouts - The Living Super Food

by Satopradhan Vision Resources to help you lead a Satvic lifestyle!

Super nutritious, versatile & flavourful tiny germinated seeds with 30 times more nutrition than a fully grown organic vegetable

When it comes to growing your own food, we always try to find something that’s easier, quicker and nutritious at the same time. But for first-time gardeners, baby steps are essential.

 

Wondering what to start with?

Start with growing sprouts; Yes, one of the most accessible living foods to grow indoors & which barely requires any space or special equipment (not even a sunny window).

 

The best part?

They require just a few minutes of hands-on time & almost anyone can grow them at home!

 

 

What are Sprouts?

 The journey of every plant involves a crucial phase called sprouting or germination, where the seeds break their hard shell, which is its natural defence coating & begin to grow the primary roots called sprouts.

 This outer protective layer of the seed contains various complex compounds (phytates, enzyme inhibitors & various antinutrients) that slow down the absorption of essential minerals by the body & lead to digestion problems. Once a seed sprouts, the outer coating breaks down and converts the complex compounds into a simpler form.

 The nutrient value present in the seed increases by almost 30 times that of the same plant when it's fully grown, so the sprouted stage is one of the most nutritious stages.

 Thus, sprouts are the germinated seeds grown without soil, a couple of inches in length, & have just started to develop stems & leaves. Each seed contains all the nutrition it takes to germinate & grow, which means if you are consuming a sprout, you are eating everything in a plant, from roots to leaves.


Types of Sprouts

Sprouts can be grown from many different varieties of seeds like 

  • Bean sprouts
  • Lentil sprouts
  • Grass sprouts
  • Vegetable sprouts

Among all these varieties, the most common & healthy sprouts are grown from vegetable seeds like alfalfa, clover, turnip, radish, fenugreek & many others, which are super nutritious and easy to digest as compared to the sprouts of lentil or a legume. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, protein & antioxidants and hence help boost the immune system.

 

How to use sprouts?

 Sprouts are a very versatile food. After they are ready, they can be

  • Added to salads, dips, or lettuce wraps for extra crunch & flavour
  • Included in juices & smoothies
  • Eaten as it is for a delicious snack
  • Used in soups & stews


So?

Are you well-versed in the world of sprouting now?

If yes, then order yourself some high-quality, organic seeds & get going


Benefits of sprouts

Apart from being a powerhouse of nutrition, these tiny sprouted seeds offer several health benefits that convince you to incorporate them into your daily diet. Some of their many benefits are that they:

  • Help fight illness as they are rich in antioxidants
  • Increase the availability of protein to the body
  • Support healthy digestion by converting complex nutrients into easily digestible form
  • Provide a vitamin boost with vitamin A, C, E, K & B complex
  • Facilitate weight loss due to richness in dietary fibre & low-calorie content

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