View Full Version : Benefits of sprouting (vs. soaking)?
03-28-2011, 04:03 PM
I'm relatively new to raw dieting, and of course I notice that sprouting nuts and seeds that can also be eaten unsprouted seems to be fairly popular.
My question is: why?
I'm interested in both theoretical/scientific/nutritional explanations, and empirical evidence that some of you may have personally seen from introducing sprouted seeds to your diets.
03-28-2011, 04:09 PM
The purpose to soak or sprout nuts and seeds is because there are enzyme inhibitors on them.
03-28-2011, 04:25 PM
^ Yes, I am aware of this, however my question was more directed toward the benefits of sprouting if you've already gone ahead and soaked. Why take the extra step?
Thanks for the reply, though. :)
03-28-2011, 04:37 PM
This is all coming from memory so it'll probably be pretty vague.
When the seed is sprouted it consumes it's "center" and changes into something with more nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.
Yeah, that's about all I got. LOL Maybe someone else can give you a more thorough explination.
03-28-2011, 04:46 PM
Ok. I'm back. I decided to type sprouting into google and check out wikipedia's page to see what kind of info was in there.
Here's the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprouting
Scroll down the wikipedia page to nutritional information and it'll give you some good info.
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