So you know fresh fruit and vegetable consumption is important for good health right? And by now you must know that organic fruit and vegetables are superior in nutrition to the conventional variety.
Laying your hands on organic produce is problematic though. Firstly, it is generally expensive and secondly, unless it comes fresh and dewy straight from the farm to you, it might have lost a lot of vitality between travelling and sitting on the shelf.
Grow your own
The obvious solution is to grow your own! But what if you don’t have a garden or green thumbs or the time and knowledge to dedicate to all the planting, tending and watering? The solution is so ridiculously simple it’s a real pity more people don’t realize it. I am talking about sprouting.
Sprouts are probably the most underestimated source of nutrition on the planet but they are the cheapest and easiest way of providing fresh, organic and delicious vegetables for your family. They are not technically vegetables but for all intents and purposes we can call them that.
Sprouting seeds, legumes, grains and nuts in your kitchen is like having your very own organic garden.
Did you know?
- Sprouts are considered to be a complete protein because they contain all the amino acids
- Once a seed germinates (sprouts) it produces vitamin C and the quantity of the other vitamins (A, B complex, D, E and K) explodes
- Sprouts are bio-genic i.e. still alive and enzyme-rich
- Sprouts produce chlorophyll are alkalinizing
- Sprouts are mineral rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, potassium and zinc plus trace minerals like copper, manganese and selenium
- The minerals in sprouts are chelated which makes them easy to digest
- Sprouts are considered to be pre-digested because all the nutrients are converted to simple forms
Stay tuned for easy sprouting instructions in next week’s blog.