Sprouted seeds and beans are a great way to add raw vegetables to your winter diet. They add fresh flavor and crunch to sandwiches or can be sprinkled on cooked food before serving. Sprouts are packed with vitamins, minerals and enzymes that assist your digestive system, preserving your body’s energy for activities such as boosting your immune function to help ward off colds and flu.
Broccoli sprouts can help lower your cholesterol levels and prevent cancer.
Alfalfa sprouts contain a remarkable 25 percent protein and provide antibacterial and liver-cleansing benefits.
Vitamin C levels increase as much as eight times in the sprouting process. B-complex increases by six times and vitamin E by three times.
Making your own sprouts is easy and can be safer than store-bought sprouts. Follow safe hygienic practices to prevent bacterial contamination. Store sprouted seeds in your refrigerator and rinse sprouts daily with fresh water.