Sprouted grains were the newest, healthiest find years ago, now sprouted nuts have earned their spots on grocery store shelves. Sprouting is nature’s process of bringing a raw nut or seed to life. After a nut falls from the tree, it lays dormant until the rain comes, allowing it to germinate and sprout. This process increases bio-available minerals and nutrients in order to support its’ growth. Sprouted foods increase vitality and bring your body to life!- LivingIntentions
Sprouted foods are nutrient powerhouses, here's what they can do, according to Food For Life:
- Increased Digestibility - Sprouting breaks down starches in grains into simple sugars so your body can digest them easily.
- Increased Absorption of Minerals – Sprouting breaks down enzyme inhibitors, so your body can more easily adsorb calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and zinc.
- Increased Antioxidants – Sprouting releases more antioxidants that are naturally stored in the grains and seeds.
- Increased Vitamin C - Sprouting produces vitamin C.
- Increased Vitamin B - Sprouting increases the vitamin B2, B5 & B6
Last week during the weekly grocery shopping trip, I convinced my mom to splurge on sprouted almonds from Living Intentions. She initially grabbed the organic raw almonds off the shelf, but I suggested otherwise. I've tried sprouted nuts once before and remembered how fresh, crunchy and deliciously-satisfying they tasted. These sprouted nuts I tried were unlike any other nut you've ever tasted before I said to her.
So she gave these sprouted almonds a shot. It was only minutes before we broke through the door before she ripped open the bag and tried a few. My mom was shocked at the flavor! Just as I had described. They taste like roasted almonds, but they are 100% raw, yet the sprouting process brings out this uniquely-delicious flavor.
Remember that when you heat certain foods, the process reduces the nutrient content and essentially processes the food. To refrain from processing your nuts, give sprouted ones a fair shot....
They are a bit more expensive than raw or blanched almonds, but they are so worth it. Your mouth and body will thank you for the treat afterwards! :)