Whats Hot...Sprouting

Sprouting was used as far back as 5,000 years ago in Chinese medicine for its nutritional and medicinal properties and the mainstream western world is now finally catching up!

Sprouting is the very simple process of germinating seeds, nuts, grains or beans. It involves soaking them in water and then rinsing them every 8-12 hours until they begin to sprout (develop a tail-like protrusion), which can be in as little as 1 day for grains like quinoa,
amaranth and buckwheat or up to 7 days for mung beans.

One of the biggest benefits of sprouting is that it helps to release the full nutritional benefit of the grain, nut or seed. The germination process lowers the levels of ‘anti-nutrients’ such as phytic acid, lectins or saponins, natural compounds found in plants that can block the absorption of essential vitamins and minerals by the body. Sprouting also activates beneficial enzymes, which make all types of grains, seeds, beans and nuts easier on the digestive system. This can boost beneficial bacteria in the gut, reducing inflammation and possible autoimmune reactions, making sprouted grains especially beneficial for individuals sensitive to gluten.

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