Benefits of Sprouts & Sprouting
Top 10 Reasons to Sprout
1. Only Pennies Per Serving
One tablespoon of sprouting seeds will fill a quart jar with several ounces of sprouts. A 4-ounce package will yield several pounds.
2. Sprouting is Simple and Easy
Take less than a minute per day to grow and prepare. They will grow nearly anywhere indoors, in any season. Sprouts require very little space and travel well. They are the ideal vegetables for campers, boaters and RV’ers. Complete, easy -to-follow instructions are provided in the sprouting kits, on the seed package labels and in the Handy Pantry’s sprout benefits book, Sprouting for Health in the new millennium.
3. Fresh and Ready Quickly
This “garden in your kitchen” grows very fast, in any kind of weather. No digging, planting, weeding, pests or chemicals involved. And there’s no long wait, as in seasonal outdoor gardens. Just 3 to 7 days to a bountiful, nutrition-packed sprout harvest. When stored in your refrigerator, sprouts will stay fresh for days - even weeks if rinsed properly.
4. Toxin-free Food
Sprouts are as sweet and pure as nature intended food to be. Handy Pantry supplies only natural, untreated seeds, with up to 99% rates of germination, grown especially for sprouting. Almost everything we carry is now organic.
5. Sprouts Are A Complete Food
Sprouts are the real health food. They are full of life - as you will see in how fast and luxuriously they grow. The right combination of sprouts contains everything needed to benefit life and health. All their many nutritional benefits are easily assimilated and readily available to your body. When your sprouts are home-grown, you know they are pure, and you can enjoy them at the peak of their perfection.
6. Tasty and Delicious
Bursting with flavor, you may be surprised how truly delectable sprouts are. Enjoy them in salads, on sandwiches, stir-fried, steamed, or even baked in wholesome, home-made breads. You will find several recipe ideas in our book, Sprouting for Health.
7. Sprouing Benefits: Highly Nutritious
Several sprout varieties contain more protein than cooked meat-at a tiny fraction of the cost. The presence and balance of amino acids makes this protein more digestible. All sprouts are rich in vitamins, minerals, trace elements, enzymes, and fiber. When exposed to light, several become rich in chlorophyll. For specific nutritional benefits of sprouts, see our booklet: Sprouting for Health.
8. Sprouts Are Low in Calories / Fat
One fully-packed cup of alfalfa sprouts contains only 16 calories. These are simple sugars for quick energy. Sprouts contain no cholesterol and provide several essential fatty acids. Sprouts are the perfect weight-loss and body-purification food.
9. Sprouting Detoxification Benefits
Chlorophyll helps cleanse and oxygenate the blood. Enzymes aid in the digestion and assimilation of nutrients, and contribute to the body’s life force. Fiber aids elimination and their lecithin helps the body get rid of cholesterol. A raw food diet rich in sprouts is one of the best ways to detox your body.
10. Sprouts Build your Immune System
Antioxidants protect you from radiation and toxic chemicals. They help the body to cleanse, detox, rebuild and heal itself. Sprouts are rich in antioxidants and help protect you from the health scourge of toxic build-up. Antioxidant enzymes are especially important, because they are essential for the proper function of the immune system. Sprouts are one of the best sources for these important nutrients.