Are sprouts an important and nutritious food source?

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By Hope
@1hopefulman (31587)
Canada
April 5, 2018 1:01pm CST
Do you enjoy eating sprouts? Are there any health benefits to eating sprouts? Are there any advantages to growing your own sprouts at home? Do you grow your own sprouts? Do you view sprouts as an important and nutritious food source? Do you have a favorite sprout? What do you think of sprouting?
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@andriaperry (56199)
• United States
5 Apr
I do enjoy sprouts. All natural foods have benefits I do not know I do not. Yes, I do.
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@MALUSE (42578)
• Germany
5 Apr
Funny. I wanted to answer in the same way! Looks like a poem. :-) You've done it for me, too.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
5 Apr
@andriaperry Do you have any favorites and what are they?
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
5 Apr
@MALUSE Yes, it does look like a poem. It could even be made into a song. Which sprouts do you enjoy growing and eating?
• Calgary, Alberta
5 Apr
I love sprouts because they are veggies I can grow at home and harvest faster. I sprout sunflower seeds, mung beans, soy beans, alfalfa, wheatgrass, pop corn,peanuts and chia. There are many tutorials on Youtube how to grow them. I dont buy lettuce anymore because I replaced it with sprouts, since they tasted similar and more fresh, These plants are babies, so eating them gives you their youth.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
6 Apr
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I started sprouting as of late, all because of the reasons you mention. Right now I am sprouting fenugreek. They taste very nice!
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• Calgary, Alberta
6 Apr
@1hopefulman I tried sprouting Fenuk greek but I failed. It seemed like commercial Fenuk greek are toasted.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
6 Apr
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@CaptAlbertWhisker They sell some that are made for sprouting.
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@Corbin5 (112869)
• United States
5 Apr
I have eaten sprouts but have never grown them. Great source of iron, Vitamin A and antioxidants.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
5 Apr
I have started to grow my own as they are easy to grow and so I can have some fresh sprouts every day.
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@Corbin5 (112869)
• United States
5 Apr
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
7 Apr
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@rheicel (7328)
• Philippines
6 Apr
Yes, I love eating sprouts with tofu we just buy sprouts in the market.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
8 Apr
I find that they are very cheap if grown at home.
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@rheicel (7328)
• Philippines
8 Apr
@1hopefulman Price of sprouts here is very cheap it's like a cent on a dollar.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
8 Apr
@rheicel Wow, that's much cheaper than here. Of course, your growing season is so much longer than here.
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@DianneN (81921)
• United States
8 Apr
I enjoy them in salads, but never grew my own. I know they are easy to grow and full of nutrients.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
8 Apr
That's what I've read and wanted to give it a serious try for a while and see how it goes.
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@DianneN (81921)
• United States
8 Apr
@1hopefulman Let me know if they do grow well and taste good.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
8 Apr
@DianneN Mixing them in a salad helps them taste better. They are very easy easy to grow. Does your daughter in law who is a vegan use sprouts?
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@Kandae11 (40217)
5 Apr
I heard that sprouts are very nutritious but I have never tried them.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
6 Apr
Any reason why you have not tried then yet?
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@Kandae11 (40217)
6 Apr
@1hopefulman Because I am already overwhelmed with other healthy stuff.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
6 Apr
@Kandae11 Do it for the fun? It's fun to see things grow inside the house that one can eat. Forget that, I just remembered that you don't live in Canada and your winters aren't 8 months.
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@buenavida (8143)
• Sweden
6 Apr
Thanks for Reminding, I. Used to sprout in the, past, have to start again. I liked to sprout sun flower seeds and some others..
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
8 Apr
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I bought a few different kinds to try. This is fenugreek. I will post some pictures for you to see the progression. This batch came from 1 ounce.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
8 Apr
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@1hopefulman Tisis the different things that I put in my salad with the sprouts.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
8 Apr
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@1hopefulman This is what the salad looked like and it was delicious.
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@kepweng (17613)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
12 Apr
never heard of that
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
12 Apr
They are popular in health food stores here.
@kepweng (17613)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
14 Apr
@1hopefulman Do it Grow in Snow??
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
14 Apr
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@kepweng No, we grow them in a container.
@LadyDuck (170492)
• Switzerland
6 Apr
I do not like sprouts, my husband does, so I grow them to put on top of his salads. I think nothing about sprouts, they are vegetables, same properties of any other.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
8 Apr
I see! The only thing is that we can grow them anytime, any season, easy to do, so that we have fresh nutritious food at a reasonable cost.
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@LadyDuck (170492)
• Switzerland
8 Apr
@1hopefulman This is true, there are only a few vegetables we can grow outside in winter, spinach, cabbages, some lettuces.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
8 Apr
@LadyDuck Here, the extreme cold and all the snow make it hard to grow anything outside in the winter. They do have some hot-houses where they can grow some food in the winter.
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@Courage7 (11751)
• United States
14 Apr
I adore sprouts but have not had any in a long time..that reminds me I may get some thanks. Yes they are most nutritious.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
14 Apr
Have you ever grown them at home?
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@Courage7 (11751)
• United States
14 Apr
@1hopefulman I cannot grow things here, anytime I do, I get those dang gnats lol
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
14 Apr
@Courage7 Sorry about that!
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@dgobucks226 (13244)
14 Apr
I have eaten sprouts. Don't know the answers to your other questions, but I would guess there is benefits to including greens in your diet. Your post reads like "inquiring minds want to know, lol." A very different topic of discussion and from Deborah's answer, one worthwhile eating.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
15 Apr
I was trying to see what I could learn from other's experiences and thoughts. I think that I will continue to grow some and eat some on a regular basis.
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@dgobucks226 (13244)
15 Apr
@1hopefulman Never thought about growing. I grow green beans in the garden and love their taste.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
15 Apr
@dgobucks226 I love anything from the garden but I don't have one at this time. Sprouts can be grown indoors, anytime, any temperature.
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
6 Apr
I really love sprouts and do grow my own. Fenugreek is my favorite. Yes they are highly nutritious. It is said that sprouts have 12 x the nutrition of mature leaves. I believe that is also true of sprouted nuts which are also known as soaks.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
8 Apr
I have grown fenugreek several times and like them. I will try different kinds just for the sake of variety.
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
8 Apr
@1hopefulman I like broccoli and clover sprouts, too, and peas which I sprout to get small tender leaves.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
8 Apr
@drannhh Thanks, I have to try some of those.
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@JudyEv (130093)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr
We have them occasionally but not often.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
5 Apr
Do you ever sprout them yourself? Which are you favorites?
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@JudyEv (130093)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Apr
@1hopefulman No I haven't although I know they are easy to do I don't really have a favourite. I just buy whatever is available or I have them in sandwiches which I've bought.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
6 Apr
@JudyEv Enjoy!
@marlina (76591)
• Canada
5 Apr
Sprouts are not a thing that I want to eat at all.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
6 Apr
May I ask why?
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@marlina (76591)
• Canada
18 Apr
@1hopefulman , Yes, you may. I am simply not attracted by sprouts.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
19 Apr
@marlina That's fine!
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@Icydoll (23352)
• India
5 Apr
Yeah it's very good for health ..are you going to start to eating them ?.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
6 Apr
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I already have and I like them. Also, I can grow them at my pace. This batch is from 1 ounce of fenugreek.
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@Icydoll (23352)
• India
6 Apr
@1hopefulman that's very nice.. fenugreek is very good for health
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
7 Apr
@Icydoll That's what they say!
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@nomus24g (24380)
• India
5 Apr
yes they are healthy for all ages...
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
6 Apr
Great! Which kind do you enjoy?
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@nomus24g (24380)
• India
6 Apr
@1hopefulman all kinds infact...nothing specific...
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
7 Apr
@nomus24g They are all good!
@AmbiePam (49877)
• United States
13 Apr
It's weird, but I can't remember the last time I saw sprouts in the supermarket.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
13 Apr
I think they are mostly in health food places.
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@KrauseHome (35522)
• United States
11 Apr
Sprouts are some good eating as long as they are fresh. They are excellent in Salads and many different types of Sandwiches. Have never actually grown them myself though.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
11 Apr
I am now growing my own and so that I have some fresh ones to eat at least once a week. The cost of growing my own is very reasonable.
@jstory07 (69054)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Apr
I have never tired eating sprouts.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
8 Apr
I thought I would give it a try and see if I like them.
@jobelbojel (7516)
• Philippines
8 Apr
I like sprouts! We cook sprouts with tofu.
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@1hopefulman (31587)
• Canada
8 Apr
Sounds interesting! What kind of sprouts do you enjoy and do you grow them yourself?