HI Gabriel! From what I can remember, I beleive that they are dead. Of course they still offer us all the amazing benefits, that I'm sure youre aware of, if your looking for a "live" or "living" food, that would be sprouts. Sprouts are living up the point that you swallow them.
Hope this helps, Happy Sprouting!! ps... we will be having a whole section on sprouting with videos, coming very soon on my website.