Some of the worlds tiniest foods offer some of the highest density of nutrients “Sprouts”
Best of all, they are the easiest to grow. So if you’ve been looking to increase your nutrient intake, without adding another supplement to your regime, then look no further than sprouts. These include some beans, grains, nuts and seeds like watercress, sunflower seed, pea shoots, broccoli, kale, clover and of course alfalfa.
As explained by The World’s Healthiest Food:
Many of the foods we eat begin their plant life as sprouts. Sprouting is simply the way that a seed cracks open for the first time and sends a root or a leaf stalk poking upward out of the soil and into the open air.
Because the sprouting stage of growth is so unique in the life of a plant, there has been special interest in potential health benefits that might be associated with this stage of growth.
In general, sprouts are often more concentrated in certain nutrients-including some key antioxidants-when compared with fully mature plants.
Sprouts can contain up to 30 times the nutrients of organic vegetables. So if you are trying to incorporate more greens in your diet, this is one of the best ways to do so. Add them to a sandwich, wrap or simply put a handful in your salad. Start small…because a little goes along way!