DELICIOUS: The Best Sprouting Seeds To Eat

Sprouting Seeds

As a vegetarian, I have discovered so many good things to eat that I never noticed when I was a meat eater. Who knew that vegetables could provide so much variety? One day I saw some sunflower sprouts and even though I had never tried sprouts of any kind, I wanted to see what they tasted like. I added them to my salads and sandwiches and I was rewarded with quite a tasty treat. I soon discovered that sprouts were healthy and packed with protein and other vital nutrients that our bodies need. Here are a few of the top sprouting seeds that you can use to grow your own sprouts at home.

Alfalfa Sprouts

 

This was the first sprout that I had ever heard of, so it has to be the top of the list. Packed with vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, it has 35% protein, iron, zinc, and potassium. It is ready for harvest in 5 to 6 days and is great in salads and sandwiches.

Lentil Sprouts

Bean sprouts are always popular and this bean delivers. They are great in soups and dressings among other things. You will benefit from the amino acids, iron, 25% protein, and vitamins A, B, C, and E. Try removing the lingering hard black seeds before you eat them.

Broccoli Sprouts

They are pretty easy to grow and are ready to eat in 6 days or less. If you like broccoli you will love the sprouts. They are packed with antioxidants, potassium, 35% protein, calcium, iron, and vitamins A, B, C, E, and K.

Sunflower Sprouts

Some people may call these “sunnys” or sunflower greens. They are my favorite and the first sprout I ever tried to eat. All I know is that they taste good, but now I know that they are filled with protein, iron, amino acids, calcium, and vitamins A, B, C, and E. There are many other benefits in this little nugget, so you must try them. They are ready for harvest in about 8 days. I think that these would go over well with kids and would be a good introduction to people who have never had sprouts before.

Now there are two different seeds to make the sunflower sprouts and the sunflower greens or “Sunnys,” so make sure that you specify the difference. The actual sprouts only take about an hour to sprout.

Tips

There are a multitude of things that can be sprouted, so for more delectable sprouting seeds check out Sprout People and feast your eyes on the wonderful things you can sprout in your own home. Discover the nutritious value of each and every seed sprout..

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