Germs in nutrition

The best foods that a person can grow on their own are sprouts because their nutritional composition makes them an indispensable food ingredient. Discover why all the nutritional germs are important and what they need to know.

They are grown from plant seeds like broccoli seeds, carrots, sunflowers and cabbage. And nuts and legumes can also germinate.

Fatty acids are abundant in germination, and given that most people are lacking essential fatty acids, consuming important nutrients on a regular basis can solve this problem.


Why are germs in nutrition important? Up to 100 times more enzymes are found in germs than in fresh vegetables and fruits. Enzymes act as catalysts for all bodily functions.

Quality proteins in nuts, grains, legumes and seeds improve as they sprout. This is another reason why it is important to keep an eye on healthy living habits and focus on healthy eating.

During germination, the content of vitamins increases drastically, which is most true of vitamins A, B, C and E. Also, germination increases the fiber content of nuts, cereals, legumes and various seeds.


During germination, minerals bind to proteins, making it easier for the body to absorb. The same goes for alkaline minerals such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron and manganese, and due to alkaline minerals, alkalization occurs.

Growing sprouts provides a person with quality fresh food that he has access to throughout the year. Those who grow them themselves do not consume unwanted pesticides, other chemicals and additives that are hazardous to health.

Germination jars require a wide-necked jar and a germination lid that can be purchased at health food stores. Only organic seeds should be used for germination by a reputable supplier who can guarantee that the seeds are not subjected to heat treatment or radiation, as these methods prevent germination.


Peanut, almond, hazelnut, sesame, flax, sunflower can germinate, chickpeas, peas, soybeans, lentils, quinoa, kamut, corn, rye, wheat, hajdin, rice, oats, cabbage, onions, lettuce, turnips, broccoli, carrots, spinach, celery and beets.

Wash hands before handling seed. For starters, it is necessary to remove any seeds that have changed color and broken seeds. Then remove the shells, pebbles and twigs.

Only one type of seed is placed in the jar, and only one teaspoon of seeds is sufficient. Seeds will increase during irrigation and germination process.

The seeds should be filled with clean water, at least one cup of water. The jar must then be closed with a germination lid. You can rinse them several times a day, and they need to be well drained each time.

Author: A.Z., Photo: Terri Heisele / free images

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