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Friday, 11 April 2014

More Nutrients without cost?

To keep healthy everyone needs nutritive food. Can we increase the nutrient level of a legume without additional cost and effort? My answer is ‘Yes’! Let us take Green gram as an example. Do you know what happened, when it germinate?  See the changes found to the sprouted beans when compared with dry beans.

Energy content - calories
Decrease 15 percent
Total carbohydrate content
Decrease 15 percent
Protein availability
Increase 30 percent
Calcium content
Increase 34 percent
Potassium content
Increase 80 percent
Sodium content
Increase 690 percent
Iron content
Increase 40 percent
Phosphorous content
Increase 56 percent
Vitamin A content
Increase 285 percent
Thiamine or Vitamin B1 content
Increase 208 percent
Riboflavin or Vitamin B2 content
Increase 515 percent
Niacin or Vitamin B3 content
Increase 256 percent
Ascorbic acid or Vitamin C content
An infinite increase

I think you have understood the value of Green gram sprouts from the above. Then why do you hesitate to make it. We can make the sprouts very easily. Take some dried green gram and soak it overnight or at least 6 hours. Remove water using mesh after soaking. Keeps soaked Green gram for 8-12 hours in a container having aeration. Beans start germination within 8 hours. Sprouted beans can be used as salad or cooked item.


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