In today’s world, when everyone is so busy, with such a tough competition in each and every field, people are left with little time to eat as well as cook. Most of us are simply running a rat race and others follow suit. Besides there is emphasis more and more on the healthy foods because processed foods have been found to be harmful to the health and lead to diseases like diarrhoea, typhoid, cholera etc. In such a situation sprouts come out to be an answer.
“How and why?” comes the immediate question in our mind. Each and everyone of us knows that the growing children, pregnant mothers etc are in need of food rich in protein. But at the same time the digestion capacity is also low in children. In such cases sprouts come out as an answer.
A sprout of horse gram, whole moong and rather entire leguminous family (which includes all types of pulses) is a good supplement of protein.
Why should leguminous pulses preferred rather than the other sources of protein? Because when the gram of any leguminous family comes out of the seedling, it takes nourishment from the seed. So the embryo of the seed excretes certain digestive enzymes. So the sprouts contain partially or pre-digested forms of protein. Therefore it also becomes very easy to digest sprouts like moong, red channa, horse gram etc.
At the same time the sprouts get enriched by the increased contents of vitamins and minerals in it too.
If the raw taste of these sprouts are not liked the pulses can be boiled or steamed before consumption. Addition of sauce or spices makes it taste even more delicious. But eating the sprouts raw is more beneficial because the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients present in it are still retained and preserved.