Sprouted grains are a source of large amounts of vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber. Sprouts strengthen the immune system, increase the body's endurance, prevent many diseases, slow down aging. This invaluable benefit is explained by the fact that during germination, nutrients are accumulated in the grain for the growth of a new plant, all biological resources are used.
Choose grains - wheat, oats, rye, lentils, pumpkin, peas, mung bean, chickpeas, etc. Sort out thoroughly, discard damaged grains.
Rinse the grains thoroughly in running water.
Take a wide, shallow dish, put cheesecloth or cloth on the bottom. Lay out the grains in one or two layers. Cover the top with another piece of cloth, pour over with water. There should be enough water, but the grains should not float in it. You can put the cloth with the grains in a colander and put it in a deep dish to drain excess water and keep the cloth moist.
Place the container in a warm, dark place.
Gently rinse the grains with clean running water twice a day. It is believed that the most useful sprouts are 1-3 mm long. This length is achieved in 1-2 days of seed germination.
Grains can be consumed in their pure form for breakfast, can be added to cereals, any salads and main courses. The only thing is that they should not be heat treated.
Recipe for spicy carrot salad with mung bean sprouts
Cut the onion (1 piece) into thin half rings, fry in vegetable or olive oil until transparent. Chop the carrots (1 piece) finely, add to the onion, fry for 3 minutes. Add 1 tbsp. a spoonful of soy sauce, red hot pepper. You can add balsamic vinegar to taste. Transfer vegetables to a deep bowl, add half a glass of sprouted grains of mung bean. Mix.