31 varieties of sprouts for your health

In this article we present 31 varieties of sprouts for your health that you can prepare in your own home to consume fresh. Let's discover the features and properties of each one.

Cereal seeds:

  • Brown rice: if we germintated it we can get a food rich in vitamin B, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium and silicon. Its use will benefit the condition and maintenance of bones and teeth.

  • Oat: it is a sprout rich in vitamins B and E, proteins, carbohydrates, fiber and minerals. Oat is very beneficial for the nervous system, both germinated and other presentations.

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  • Barley: high content of organic calcium,is a typical winter cereal for its large number of calories. 

  • Rye: contains vitamins B and E, proteins, carbohydrates and minerals like magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. Especially suitable for the heart, muscles and reproductive system. 

  • Sweet corn: with a high content of magnesium, it is particularly suitable for the muscular system. 

  • Millet: contains essential amino acids and minerals, especially calcium, it is also rich in vitamins such as riboflavin and lecithin. 

  • Wheat: sweet and pleasant flavor, it is rich in the B and E vitamins, proteins and minerals such as phosphorus and magnesium. It brings a lot of energy because it is high in carbohydrates.

Crucifer seeds:

  • Watercress: Rich in vitamins A, C, B2 and E, minerals and trace elements such as calcium, copper, phosphorus, iron, manganese, iodine and zinc. It is a great debugger and alkalizing the blood and also helps to regulate metabolism. To be especially purifying their consumption is very suitable to early spring and fall. 

  • Col: and Chinese cabbage seeds are an excellent source of vitamins C and C, essential fatty acids and trace elements such as sulfur and iodine. 

  • Mustard: more spicy flavor, it is best to eat them sparingly and in combination with other sprouted seeds such as alfalfa that has a milder taste. Noted for its vitamin C, proteins and fats. Among its therapeutic properties is important its role in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. 

  • Radish: as mustard, radish sprouts have a slightly spicy flavor. Help bile production and consequently improve the digestion of fats.

Legume seeds:

  • Alfalfa: Alfalfa is the most consumed sprout. Noted for its vitamins, A, B, C, E and K, also contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and selenium and zinc oligoelmentos. When the sprouts have grown enough have to be exposed to indirect light to develop chlorophyll. Its flavor is very nice and soft yet crunchy texture, we consume it as an ingredient in salads, rice and pasta (better if we add oil, when we present the dish). If we add in a sandwich is also very beneficial to include vegetable consumption and improve digestion.

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  • Fenugreek: more thick, juicy and with a pleasant taste of fresh grass stem. Containing phosphorus, iron and trace elements. Its therapeutic properties that we highlight is a blood and kidney cleanser, also improves digestive function and liver function. 

  • Chickpeas: These sprouts provide us with vitamins A and C, calcium, magnesium, potassium, fiber and carbohydrates. 

  • Peas: are rich in vitamin A, iron, potassium and magnesium, in addition to proteins, carbohydrates and fiber. Green peas also noted for their contribution to chlorophyll. 

  • Azuki beans: are red and small. They contain all the essential amino acids which make them a full supply of proteins, are also rich in iron and vitamin C especially. As therapeutic properties are very effective in treating indolent kidneys. They can be eaten in salads, sauteed vegetables or preparing a smoothie. 

  • White beans: are very tasty and go well with sprouts and other vegetables. They provide vitamins A and C, magnesium and potassium. 

  • Mung Beans: very refreshing taste, known as green soy its consumption is very popular. Containing proteins, in particular methionine, an important amino acid in soothing effect produced in the body. They are rich in vitamin C, iron and potassium. As with all sprouts with a shell thicker we will delete it before consuming because it is not digested well. 

  • Lentils: for germination will use organically grown green lentils, red lentils are not able to germinate because they lack skin. They are rich in vitamin C, protein, iron and unsaturated fats. 

  • Clover: is rich in beta carotene and trace elements. With a strong flavor, it is best to combine it with other sprouts for consumption in salads, soups or in a sandwich. 

  • Buckwheat: especially rich in vitamins B and E. It stands out for its contribution of routine substance that strengthens the arterial walls which entails large beneficial for the circulatory system.

Oilseeds: 

  • Almonds: contains vitamins B and E, protein, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. Noted for its crunchy texture. 

  • Lino: high fatty acid content, we have to do germinate it with a land base for the bud is formed. 

  • Pumpkin seeds: they contain vitamin E, protein, fat, phosphorus, iron and trace element zinc. 

  • Sunflower seeds: notable for their content of vitamins B and E, minerals such as phosphorus, iron, magnesium and potassium. 

  • Sesame: rich in vitamins B and E, proteins, minerals like calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium and potassium.

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Various seeds:

  • Poppy: are very small but very interesting seeds for its pleasant taste to combine them in a sandwich, soup or add them to salads. 

  • Onion: with the same taste as the green onions are an interesting salad seasoning. They have diuretic and cleansing properties. 

  • Chives: with a milder onion flavor, are also very beneficial for digestive and kidney. 

  • Fresh Fennel: aniseed flavor, it is very good to relieve intestinal gas. 

  • Beets: with that special purple beet, you will give a special touch to any salad. It is rich in folic acid, B vitamins and minerals like iron, potassium, sodium and iodine.

Article written by Shauri.