View Full Version : Does calorie content of grains change when they're sprouted?
06-25-2006, 08:02 PM
I read somewhere that the calorie content of sunflower seeds decreases a bit when they're sprouted. Has anyone else heard this? Do grains have a lower calorie count when they're sprouted?
06-26-2006, 09:32 AM
I suppose that because the nutrient cont goes up so much you would need a lot less and so take in less calories.
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06-26-2006, 09:42 AM
I would assume that it does change since mineral content and vitamin content changes and since fat decreases in sprouted seeds and nuts. I know the grain gets bigger when you sprout it so a cup of sprouted grain would have fewer calories than a cup of unsprouted grain.
06-26-2006, 11:43 AM
I think it would change since you're eating a different part or the volume size is different. In my brain it ould be less calories, but I'm not sure how to explain it.
06-26-2006, 03:53 PM
Too bad there isn't more info out there about this!
06-26-2006, 05:50 PM
Yes, julesmoz, the calorie content decreases slightly when sprouting. The stored energy in the seed is partly used to sprout, develope the root system and a few green leaves, until the photosyntesis can take over.
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06-28-2006, 09:47 AM
So does this mean that the calorie count changes in nuts? Would the carb content change in grains also?
This is good, if we can find more information! I tried searching around for more information a while ago, but I couldn't find anything so far!
06-28-2006, 06:17 PM
That's so cool, GreenPrince! Thanks for the info. Do you know by how much the calories decrease?
06-28-2006, 11:41 PM
When a grain or seed sprouts it is no longer a grain or seed it is the beginning of a vegetable. There are less calories in greens than in grains etc. Sprouts are also easier on the digestion. Also if it sprouts IT'S ALIVE..............
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