So what exactly are they?
They're a raw, living superfood!!
They're the germinated seeds of various plants, that when developing, provide a highly concentrated source of potent energy, packed with predigested vitamins, minerals, protein rich amino acids, sugars and fatty acids.
One seed holds within it a nutrient treasure chest waiting to be opened and literally, has the power to not only develop itself, but, upon maturity, creates one hundred to one thousand times more seeds.
The incredible life giving nutrients of these super shoots are the highest at the beginning stages of the plants growth.
When it's a baby bursting with new life.
Through the germination process this powerful life-force can be activated as superfood for the human cell!
Budding seeds is an easy and great way to increase your health immediately.
These living foods are worth adding to a healthy diet plan with health benefits that include:
* high amounts of enzymes ensuring maximum nutrient intake
* rejuvenation and fuel for all cells
* anti-aging antioxidants that protect DNA structure
* tone, protect and detoxify the entire anatomy
* build brain neurons and strengthen muscle tissue
* chelate minerals and amino acids for superior absorption
* rich source of phytochemicals
* great fiber source for colon health
1) Alfalfa sprouts ~ one of the most popular and used on sandwiches and in salads.
It has a mild nutty taste with a crunchy texture.
It's high in Vitamin-K, A, B, C, D, E, F, and chlorophyll.
Also a significant dietary source of phytoestrogens.
2) Broccoli sprouts ~ known to have anti-cancer properties, courtesy of the enzyme "sulforaphane"
Also a rich source of antioxidants.
3) Wheatgrass ~ is the young grass grown from wheat, barley, rye, oat, etc.
It's use dates back to biblical times and is mentioned often in the "Dead Sea Scrolls".
One of the best sources of chlorophyll and it's pure sunlight energy.
Wheatgrass is grown on soil in trays, cut and juiced when mature.
It is one of the greatest of the known new growths for detoxing the body and purifying the liver.
Wheat grass is high in vitamins B, C, E and many minerals
4) Fenugreek sprouts ~ a wonderful aromatic bud which has the scent similar to that of maple syrup.
It's seeds are used as a popular spice in Indian food.
Fenugreek aids in digestion and is noted for it's lymph cleansing qualities and female breast health.
5) Sunflower greens - one of the best for minerals and quantity.
Yielding thick, dense, tasty leaves, these developing greens are appearing in kitchens across the globe.
Sunflower is a gourmet taste delight grown from small, black un-hulled sunflower seeds.
Sunflower: contains, minerals, healthy fats, essential fatty acids, fiber, and phytosterols.
It’s also one of the highest in protein.
They're also a great source of lecithin which helps to break down amino acids.
6) Clover sprouts ~ similar in look and taste to that of Alfalfa, Clover shoots have blood tonic properties and are great for women, in relieving hot flashes and menopausal symptoms.
Clover is a significant source of isoflavones.
7) Pea shoots ~ grown from any pea seed, these tasty sweet shoots are a must in recipes where tender, robust greens are desired.
Pea shoots are a great source of vitamins A, C and folic acid and are one of the highest in protein.
8) Radish sprouts - a dark green leaf with a touch of red, these shoots have a wonderful peppery taste.
Radish is particularly high in antioxidants.
9) Buckwheat greens ~ these beautiful tender greens can be added to a salad or used in replacement of the lettuce itself.
A great texture and flavor, buckwheat is grown from the un-hulled dark buckwheat seeds, developed and grown on soil or hydrophonically.
10) Mung sprouts ~ budded from the green mung bean and are a tasty treat addition to healthy recipes.
They're a good source of protein, fiber, vitamins C as well as A.
Commonly germinated as the crunchy, long, white shoots, or the developing pea-like legumes with a dense texture and savory flavor.
Rich in amino acids they are one of the most popular of these varieties in the world.
11) Lentil Sprouts ~ can be germinated from any size or color lentil available, adding a nice pigment and high protein source to all your recipes and a delicious addition to the raw food diet.
Lentil sprouts contain 26 percent protein, and can be eaten without cooking.
12) Cress ~ also called "pepper grass", has a super spicy flavor similar to radish shoots.
It's a common addition to sandwiches , where it is grown and sold on flats year round.
Developing buds pull in the highest amount of sunlight in the plant world.
They need it for rapid growth and maturity, lessening the vulnerability when young.
This ensures high amounts of chlorophyll to detoxify and nourish.
In addition they have thin cells walls that allow easy access to nutrition.
* they contain 30 times more nutrients than fresh, organic produce
* provide and replenish our body's enzyme reserves
* contain vitamin-C, B complex, B17 - laetrile (helps cancer),Vitamin-E
* offer plentiful amounts of Chlorophyll
In addition, all of these contain an abundance of incredible:
* Vitamin nutrition: Vitamin-A, B, C, E, K
* Average about 35% protein
* Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc,Carotene
* Amino Acid and Trace ElementsTweet
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