5. Sprouted seeds

Before germination, seeds are already an exceptional source of:

  • Nutrients: carbohydrates, fats & proteids
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Enzymes
  • Dietary fiber

Germination develops the potential of vitality and enhances the bioavailability of minerals, vitamins and trace element; new enzymes are synthesized.

Indigestible dietary fibres (mostly contained in husks) are reduced as are antinutritinal factors (phytic acid).

Germination takes 2 to 5 days, usually 3 days are enough to obtain germs.

Sprouts are the major elements of living food, such as natural food supplements and as protein substitutes in a vegetarian diet. They are consumed garnishing salads, soups, cooked dishes or mixed into vegetable juice.

Grains
Beans and Legumes

Properties

Cereals

Properties

Azukis

Vitamins B1 & B2
Iron - calcium - potassium

Oat

Vitamine B & C – Minerals - Lipids

Lentilles

Manganese - Iron
Vitamins B1, B2, B12 & C

Wheat
Spelt

Minerals – OE – Lipids – Amino Acids – silicon – vitamins A, B, E

Peas

Potassium - Phosphorus - Iron - Carbohydrates - Vitamin C

Corn

Carbohydrates - Lipids - Amino Acids - Vitamins B & E

Chick peas

Vitamins B1, B12 & C

Millet

Vitamin A

Green soja

Vitamins B, C, E, K – minerals and fiber

Barley

Minerals salts

Fenugrec

Vitamins B & C – Iron-Phosphorus - Calcium

Rice

Carbohydrates - Minerals - Vitamins B & C

Carrots

Provitamin A

Buckwheat

Vitamins B1, B2 & B5

Celery

Vitamins A, B, & C – Calcium – Potassium

Rye

Vitamins B, C & E – Minerals & Amino Acids

Fennel

Diuretics - vermifuge

lucerne
Alfalfa

Protein + vitamins + minerals

Persil

Vitamin C – Circulation

Clover

Protein + Vitamins + Minerals

Flax

Emolient - mild laxative

Sesame

Amino Acids - Polyunsaturated fats - Minerals

Cress

Vitamin A, B1, B2, & C

Sunflower

Polyunsaturated fats - Amino Acids

Mustard

Vitamins and Minerals

Radish

Liver

How to germinate ?

Use a glass jar with a perforated cover or covered with gauze.
Wash the seeds with filtered water, soak a few minutes and drain the water, tilting the jar.

Then, each day, rinse once and keep the bottle tilted at room temperature.

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