Sprouts a Powerhouse of Nutrition
Sprouts are one of the most concentrated natural sources of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, trace elements, amino-acids, and proteins on Earth. In addition to being super nutritious, sprouts are one of the most versatile foods in your kitchen. A sprout is at the transitional stage between seed and plant. It is to put simply, a baby plant. These are essentially pre-digested foods as the seeds' own enzymes do most of the work.
Alfalfa is called the 'father of all foods' or the 'king' of sprouts because it is highly rich in minerals like manganese and is also a rich source of vitamins A, B, C, E, and K. It also contains all the essential amino acids. Alfalfa contains most of the essential amino acids and has a higher concentration of calcium than milk in one serving.
Grow your own Sprouts
To grow your own sprouts from seed we have a couple of recommendations. Check out Mumm's Sprouting Seeds. They are located in Parkside Saskatchewan, you can order over two dozen different ypes of seeds as well as directions or growing kits to DIY. Check them out at Mumms Sprouting Seeds
You can also buy sprouts from Eatmore Sprouts, a company from Comox Valley BC, who provide many local grocery stores such as Save-on Foods with such sprouts as alfalfa, mixed beans, broccoli, garlic, mung and barley. Check them out at Eatmore Sprouts.