Sprouts have the highest concentration of phytonutrients per calorie than any other food. During sprouting, minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, bind to protein, making them more bio-available. Sprouts can contain up to 100 times more enzymes than raw fruits and vegetables, allowing your body to extract more vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fats from the foods you eat. They are particularly beneficial for those who lack digestive enzymes for proper digestion.
You can sprout seeds and legumes in 3 easy steps, and it only takes 3 days to grow your sprouts. They add a healthy crunch to your salads and sandwiches. The below recipe is for sprouting red clover. It’s easy peasy like 1, 2, 3!
What you will need:
- 1 glass jar
- Cheese cloth
- Rubber band
- 2 tsp of red clover seeds
How to sprout:
- Rinse the seeds in the glass jar, fill it up with water and let them soak for 2 hours.
- After 2 hours, rinse the seeds again with water, drain well, cover with a cheese cloth and secure with a rubber band.
- Position it on a tilted area, making sure all the water drains out.
- Rinse twice a day for 3 days.
- Your sprouts will be ready to eat in 3 days.