Wednesday, December 18, 2013

What is a Sprout n the sprouting process?

What is a Sprout n the sprouting process?
sprout is at the transitional stage between seed and plant. The sprouts supply food in already pre digested form. Where the food, which has already been acted upon by enzymes and simplified. During sprouting, much of the starch is broken down into simple sugars such as glucose and sucrose by the action of the enzyme ‘amylase’. Proteins are converted into amino acids and amides. Fats and oils are converted into simpler fatty acids by the action of the enzyme lipase. Also, during sprouting there is s reduction in the gas producing quality of beans.
Sprouting is the practice of germinating seeds to be eaten raw or cooked. Sprouted foods are a convenient way to have fresh vegetables for salads, or otherwise, in any season and can be germinated at home or produced industrially.
The germination process takes a few days and can be done at home.
The seeds are first rinsed to remove soil and dirt.
Then they are soaked for 20 minutes to 12 hours, depending on the type and size of seed.
After draining and then rinsing seeds at regular intervals they germinate, or sprout.
For home sprouting, the seeds are soaked (big seeds) or moistened (small), then left at room temperature (13 to 21 °C or 55 to 70 °F) in a sprouting vessel. Many different types of vessels can be used. One type is a simple glass jar with a piece of cloth or nylon window screen secured over its rim.
The seeds swell, may stick to the sides of the jar, and begin germinating within a day or two.
Sprouts are rinsed two to four times a day, depending on the climate and the type of seed, to provide them with moisture and prevent them from souring.
Mung beans can be sprouted either in light or dark conditions.
Experts estimate that there can be up to 100 times more enzymes in sprouts than uncooked fruits and vegetables. The energy contained in the seed, grain, nut, or legume is ignited through soaking and sprouting. Sprouts are alkalizing to your body.

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