View Full Version : Protein/Carbohydrates loss of Lentils
When I look at raw lentils on Nutrition Data; it gives me 26g of protein and 60g of carbohydrates per 100g of Raw Lentils (http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4337/2). However for sprouted lentils; it gives me 9g of protein and 22g of carbohydrates per 100g of sprouted lentils (http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2472/2).
I'm not cooking them at all. Doesn't make sense.
Why is there so MUCH protein and carbohydrates loss? :confused:
10-03-2010, 11:57 AM
I think perhaps that 100 grams of lentels gives you far more than 100 grams of sprouts so that would explain it.
I figured out my own question. :rolleyes:
When sprouting lentils; the lentils absorb water and double in weight. The protein and carbs get divided in half.
I was sprouting 500 grams of lentils and it doubled to 1000 grams of lentils.
It should be 13g of protein and 30g of carbs but its correct on the Nutrition Data website because the gain in vitamin's from sprouting comes from the protein and carbs used.
Raw Angel Mom
10-04-2010, 12:14 PM
When a grain or seed or bean or nut sprout, the chemistry inside change, not for the worst of course, it just changes to prepare to become a plant. Many nut with high contain of fat will be transform with less fat. Food is magic and fascinating.
Also i agreed that when sprouting, it double in size. So it would be fair comparing 100g without sprout to the actual size once sprouted.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.4 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.