Originally Posted by stevethack
Please explain where the extra nutrients are coming from in a magically sprouting seed?
... "more" protein? Not in any scientific study done properly in the last 100 years.
Actually, scientists were shocked to discover not that long ago that microgreens ( the next stage after sprouts )
can have up to 40 times the nutrients of the mature plant.
All this energy is stored in the first set of leaves, also called the false leaves, or cotyledons.
Photosynthesis converts the power of the seed into something even more potent in preparation for developing the plant.
Dormant enzymes are activated by germination. The enzymes result in an increase in vitamins, minerals and carbs.
Protein levels in Sunflower microgreens are 24-30% and they develop 8 amino acids.
Read the reports from WebMD, Dr. Lynette Morgan, foodforhealth.com & renowned herbalist Isabel Shipard here.
Edited by Ra_ - 10/15/15 at 4:31am