Sprouting seeds are those that are produced without the use of synthetic chemicals fertilizers or other growth regulators such as pesticides and fungicides. There are certified organic seeds and seeds that are grown sustainably without chemicals that can be less expensive than a certified product and just as safe and nutritious. Usually, food growers use other forms such as the use of natural fertilizers like compost manures or cover crops to maintain good soil fertility. Other growth mechanisms used by such producers include natural biological cycles, crop rotation, disease resistant seed varieties, beneficial birds or insects to manage pests as well as mechanical or hand cultivation or mulch to control the weed. Sprouting seeds come in different sizes, shape and color and usually offer a diverse range of textures and flavors.
Additionally, the certification of sprouting seeds often involves testing them for pathogens such as salmonella and E. coli to ensure they are safe and clean and also make them ready for sprouting in another conducive environment. Fresh and well grown sprouting seeds are healthy crops for consumption. Some of the advantages of growing your own food using sprouting seeds include;
1. Ease of growing them in an indoor environment. You can also grow them in any home space whenever it’s dark or cold. You also don’t need any special skills or expertise apart from basic knowledge of how to ensure they are in good condition. Additionally, you will not require any sophisticated, hard-to-find or expensive equipment to ensure their efficient growth. It is also a great way to unwind and fun when you are growing the sprouting seeds as a family.
2. Nutritious; Eating sprouted sprouting seeds have several benefits when consumed once in a while and they are a great source of all vitamin content which are vitamin A, B, C, D, E, F and K. They are also a good source of sunlight energy to ensure efficient body processes. They contain an abundant amount of natural enzymes which also boosts the functioning of your body. They have higher protein quality as well as high fiber content when sprouted. They have large amounts of essential fatty acids and healthy fats. Another great advantage is that they have alkalizing and oxygenizing in your body which makes them helpful in keeping your body healthy.
Sprouting seeds are very nutritious, and you should always consider growing them and adding to your occasional diet. It is advisable to produce a variety of different sprouting seeds to get maximum nutrient benefits from them and help you to keep and maintain a healthy body.