Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Benefits of Sprouted Grains and Beans

"Whole grains, beans and nuts are essentially seeds, so when
they are in a warm, moist environment, they sprout. Sprouting
activates enzymes that make the starch easier to digest and the
vitamins, minerals and proteins easier for our bodies to use.
Because whole grains, nuts and beans are already packed with
nutrition, sprouted varieties provide only a marginal additional
benefit, but they are good for a change of pace-just toss them
into salads or stir-fries. You can find them at many health-food
stores and farmers' markets."

-Ellie Krieger, Food Network Magazine May 2010