SPROUTS: Pint Sized Vegetables Pack A Wholesome Punch
Delicate, diminutive and delicious - Sprouts are the unsung, unassuming heroes of health. Have you ever heard of a vegetable that continues to gain vitamins after being harvested?
Sprouts do! As 'living' foods, they continue to increase their vitamin content when refrigerated.
One of the most nutritious of all foods, Sprouts from Alfalfa, Broccoli and Mustard; to Cress, Tangy Onion, and Snow Pea; are freshly germinated from seeds, grains, and legumes.
These pint-sized 'vitamin pills' in a punnet really do pack a tasty and nutritional punch. Who would have thought that Radish Sprouts have 29 times more Vitamin C than milk! Or that one minute Mung Bean sprout contains as much Vitamin A as a lemon, thiamin equal to that of an avocado, the same carbohydrate content as a melon, or niacin equal to that of a banana!
According to Bean Sprouts Australia Managing Director Michele van der Sander, growers of Country Fresh All Natural Sprouts
, the rejuvenating and life-giving properties of Sprouts may be one of the great health secrets of our times.
"Adding Sprouts to salads, sandwiches, soups, stir fries and the like will make a world of difference to your health. There are many varieties to choose from, with each Sprout having its own unique flavour and health advantages.
"It's a little known fact that Sprouts are one of the most concentrated natural sources of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, trace elements, amino acids and proteins on earth. Enzymes are the most vital factor that sustain our bodies' life processes and without them, we could not survive."
"Sprouted seeds, grains and legumes are the most powerful enzyme-rich foods. There are 10 to 100 times more enzymes in sprouted seeds than in vegetables or fruits, depending on the enzyme and the seed being sprouted."
Michele van der Sander said in addition to being a superb source of nutrients, Sprouts also have important curative abilities.
"With their high levels of concentrated plant compounds, Sprouts can protect against disease, increase bone formation and density, and prevent osteoporosis. They also play a role in the prevention of heart disease, premenstrual tension, menopausal symptoms and controlling hot flushes."For such a micro vegetable, they certainly deliver macro health benefits!"
To boost your health and immunity munch on a bunch of Sprouts. Like all vegetables, Sprouts are much more nutritious raw but they also taste great when cooked. Sprouts add colour, texture and taste to Asian cuisines and add a little mouth-watering magic to omelettes, pasta and vegetable dishes. So don't just stop at adding them to a salad!Country Fresh All Natural Sprouts,
are farmed and harvested under strict HACCAP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) quality assurance guidelines and are available all year round from leading supermarkets, greengrocers, providores and the Sydney Growers Market.Munch-A-Bunch !
Sprouts, like all vegetables, are much more nutritious raw but they also taste great when cooked.
Sprinkle them on sandwiches, in salads, soups and stir fries. Or simply munch on a bunch! Sprouts work well in Asian cuisines and add a little mouth-watering magic to omelettes, pasta and vegetable dishes. So don't just stop at adding them to a salad!CLICK HERE to read more on the goodness of sprouts!