What exactly are sprouted grains?
A regular grain that you could put in the ground to grow a new seedling plant. Then the grain will start to grow....but harvest or pick before the shoot turns into a full plant. You then will end up with a sprouted grain!
In order for a shoot to grow, it digests some of the starch inside the seed and uses it as fuel to break through the grain’s outer shell. So, since sprouted grain is lower in starch, it has higher amounts of other nutrients, like protein, vitamins, and minerals, in comparison to unsprouted grains.
Hence, lower in carbohydrates, sugars. A better option for the family,(Especially little ones-Sugar in everything!), dietary constraints due to Diabetes, as well as some of the complete protein for Vegetarians might be missing out on.
Sprouted grains are whole grains, and whole grains are healthier than their refined-grain alternatives, like white bread, pasta, and rice. The majority of sprouted grain products I've seen in stores, like breads and cereals, tend to be clean, whole grain foods, so I think they are a great option, especially if you like the way they taste.
As some of you may know, Mexican and Latin flavors are favorite. My newest venture was in trying WF/GF/DF sprouted corn tortillas for my fresh homemade, GF, DF Red Chicken Enchiladas. Young, fresh corn flavor!!! Great for Tacos, Enchiladas, Homemade chips and dips, Tostadas ect.
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