Sprouts are seeds that have germinated and become very young plants.
This germination process usually begins with the seeds being soaked for several hours The soaked seeds are then exposed to the right combination of temperature and moisture, and allowed to grow for two to seven days. The end product is generally a sprout measuring 2–5 cm long.
Many people regard sprouts as nutritional powerhouses.
For starters, they’re rich in many nutrients. They’re also said to improve your digestion and blood sugar levels, and possibly even fend off heart disease.
Despite being low in calories, sprouts are a rich source of nutrients and beneficial plant compounds. Their vitamin and mineral content varies based on the variety.
Sprouts tend to contain higher amounts of insoluble fiber, which can ease digestion and reduce the likelihood of constipation. Sprouts may also contain lower levels of gluten and antinutrients, further improving the digestion process.
Sprouts can be eaten raw or cooked. They are also easy to add to a wide variety of meals and snacks.