Sprouts are one of the most natural and healthy plant foods.
Sprouts contain many minerals, enzymes, fiber, vitamins and nutrients. They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B6, B9, B12, A, K, E, calcium, sodium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, proteins, lecithin, starch and others.
The composition of sprouts depends on their type - whether they are bean sprouts, soybean sprouts, lentil sprouts, alfalfa.
Growing the sprouts takes a few days and is easy.
At home, you can make sprouts from anything /beans, barley, rye, soybeans, arugula, chickpeas, lentils, carrots, cabbage, broccoli, buckwheat, flaxseed and others/.
It is important that the seeds we use have not been treated with preparations and are within their expiration date. Seeds for sprouting at home can be found in health food stores or some large grocery stores.
How to prepare sprouts at home
The seeds to be used must be thoroughly and well washed.
The washed sprout seeds should then be placed in a suitable container. It is best if it is shallow.
The seeds are covered with water. The amount of water depends on what we will prepare the sprouts from. Some seeds grow double, others triple, so different amounts of water are needed.
The container with the seeds is left in a dark and warm place for about 24 hours. After these 24 hours have passed, the excess water is strained.
The seeds are washed and strained in the morning and evening. They are left in a light and warm place to germinate.
Before using the sprouts, they should be washed very well.