Why are sprouted grains and seeds a healthy superfood?
Many do not know that sprouted grains and seeds are more nutritious. Usually, we only use a fraction of the potential in the grains and seeds. If we let them sprout, called germination, metabolically active enzymes form in the seeds, which help to make essential minerals available.
We can also buy sprouted grains in the form of flour. Here the sprouted grains were slowly dried and ground, still containing the active biological enzymes and all nutrition.
The sprouted grain contains a maximum of vital substances:
Antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential trace elements, secondary plant substances, and high-quality proteins. Studies show that the vitamin content of C, B1, B2, B6, E, and K is significantly higher in germinated seeds and even contains twice as valuable omega-3 fatty acids.
Grains and seeds have an exceptionally high starch content that slows down digestion. The digestive tract must break it down so the body can use it. For some people, this leads to an uncomfortable feeling of fullness. With the sprouted grain: the starch is pre-split into maltose during germination, which results in better digestibility.
Whole grain and sprouted have valuable dietary fiber, ensuring a long-lasting satiety effect and stimulating digestion. Sprouted grain and seed advantages are a maximum of dietary fiber and vital substances.
You can sprout many types of grains:
Legumes, nuts, and seeds, including grasses: wheat, spelt, rice, corn, barley, millet, sorghum, rye, oats, buckwheat, brown millet, quinoa, amaranth, and legumes like beans, soybeans, black beans, and nuts, and seeds, like sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, hemp, almonds, walnuts. Seeds of vegetables such as broccoli or radishes are also suitable for sprouting.
This sprouted bread recipe makes a naturally-leavened, low-gluten bread. Nutritionally it packs a powerful punch from the sprouted lentils, packaged in the superb flavour of garlic, rosemary, and thyme.
Looking for a delicious and healthy soup recipe? You’ll love this spicy sprouted lentil soup! It’s perfect for a cool night’s meal. The lentils are full of fiber and protein, and the spices add a flavorful kick. Plus, this soup is easy to prepare. So give it a try today!