You don’t have to rely on the supermarket for a fresh supply of salad or even wait for it to grow in your vegetable patch – with bioSnacky® you can grow your own salad sprouts at home in as little as 3 days! Whether it is in your kitchen or even on your desk at work, it’s fun, quick and easy to start sprouting. Great for kids and adults alike, sprouting is a great way to always have a fresh supply of nutritious salad growing all year round.
A sprout is basically just the ‘in-between’ stage of a seed becoming a plant. If you stop to think about it, a sprout possesses all the energy, goodness and power that enables it to be transformed from a small seed to a big strong plant. It contains all the nutrients for the baby plant to grow for the first few days before it can feed itself. It is no wonder then that this is the best possible stage of the plant for us to consume, as the nutritional value is at its highest.
Why are sprouts so good for you?
Sprouts do not contain chemicals or additives as they are eaten in their true natural form, providing us with a direct link to nature. This is something that Alfred Vogel regularly recommended. You don’t even have to cook them. In fact, the best nutritional benefit comes from raw sprouts – a healthy and nutritious convenience food for once! The good news is that this great little power food is quick and simple to grow at home – you don’t even need a garden! The only ingredients required are the seeds you sprout, water and air – transforming the tiniest corner of your kitchen into a mini-garden.
Today, sprouts are making a comeback with nutritionists speaking very highly of these little ‘power pellets’. But do you know just how good they are for you? Here are a few facts to get you started:
Due to the fact that they are basically ‘baby plants’, they contain high concentrations of valuable enzymes, proteins, mineral substances, trace elements and natural vitamins
Sprouts also contain excellent fibre that is beneficial to the intestines and regulates the digestive process
Since they grow right up until the moment they’re picked, practically no nutrients are lost.
How to enjoy your sprouts
Eating sprouts may be a new concept to you, but the benefits speak for themselves. Once you’ve tried your first sprout, I’m sure you’ll agree that they taste delicious. Here are a few serving tips so that you can make the most out of them:
Place in a bowl on their own or with a dressing of your choice. Makes an ideal side dish.