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I've been wondering - what exactly are the health benefits of sprouts? I've heard people say they are great, but when I looked at the nutrition label of some sprouts I bought at the store, they didn't really seem to have much of anything in terms of protein, fiber, minerals or vitamins. Am I missing something here? Also, are certain kinds of sprouts better than others? (I've been buying the alfalfa ones). Thanks!
 

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The health benefits of sprouts depend on what kind you are eating and, to my understanding, also how fresh they are. I wouldn't say one is better then another, they just have different benefits, for example vitamin D and lecithin can be primarily found in sunflower sprouts, while protein is more abundant in soybean sprouts.

Some sites that give you more specific information on the health benefits of different types of sprouts:::

http://www.sproutnet.com/sprout_nutr...l_analysis.htm

http://www.isga-sprouts.org/

http://www.calorieking.com/library/a...hZ2U9MQ.html#3
 

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Originally Posted by evelinadatta View Post

I've been wondering - what exactly are the health benefits of sprouts?
I'm not sure this can be considered a health benefit, although it certainly adds to my well-being: I like sprouts because the sorts I have tried (alfalfa, radish, fenugreek, lentil etc.) really taste good and are a nice addition to many meals. I don't buy them anymore but grow them in a "sprouting glass" (even thinking of buying one of these 3-storey-sprouting things). A little (really cheap) bag of seeds goes a very long way, so compared to store-bought sprouts that's really a bargain, and they're always really fresh too.
 
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