Give Sprouted Grains a Try
What is a sprouted grain?
A sprouted grain is a whole grain. It’s a germinated seed – between a seed and a new plant – and it has many benefits.
Sprouting alters the nutrient composition:
- Increases essential amino acids
- Increases fiber
- Increases iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, and folic acid
- Increases antioxidants and phytochemicals
Sprouting can also make grains more easily digestible for people with gluten sensitivity (NOT celiac disease).
Sprouting offers a nutty, earthy flavor to grains.
While sprouted grains have many benefits, it’s still most important to choose whole grains (sprouted or not!) rather than refined grains (white rice/pasta, white flour, etc.).
Try adding some sprouted grains to your diet this week!