I for one, can admit to watering mine daily and waiting patiently for the seeds to sprout into a full grown coat of greenery! Who knew back then, that the Ancient Grain Chia Seed is a superfood, bursting with antioxidants, fiber, minerals, healthy fats and protein. Try adding a tablespoon or two in a smoothie, mixed into your morning oatmeal or added to your baked goods.
Many other types of grains are sprouted and ground to be used in breads and various products. Food for Life puts out a product line of breads, English muffins and wraps which some of you know as the Ezekiel brand. Sprouted grains are considered far superior to white and other refined flours and are also now being compared to other non-sprouted whole grains. The reasoning behind this involves the sprouting process, which is believed to release vital nutrients and become a living food. The biochemical changes during germination makes these nutrients more readily available to be used by the body. There exists some studies that suggest certain minerals, such as iron and zinc are more easily absorbed after the sprouting process, which could be very beneficial to vegans and vegetarians alike. in addition, sprouted whole grains may possibly be better tolerated by
individuals who have a hard time digesting foods high in fiber or foods in their raw state.