Sprouts – you either love them or hate them. Everybody has faced the dreaded Christmas dinner sprouts at one time or another, but did you know that sprouts taste better depending on how they’re cooked? I guess they’re not really a superfood if they’re fried in bacon fat, but hey – we’re not complaining!
Your mother wasn’t lying!
I’m sure we all had our parents begging us to eat our sprouts and telling us they were good for us, well they weren’t lying! Nutrition wise, sprouts are flawless. They contain up to 35% protein, and even better, they don’t contain the cholesterol and fat that meat does. Supplementing your protein intake with sprouts is a great way to get the necessary amount. Sprouts also contain lots of enzymes.
If science isn’t your thing, enzymes are basically catalysts, or helpers, that encourage reactions that occur in your body. The enzymatic content in sprouts can help boost these reactions and therefore, help normal body processes run smoothly. In addition, they are high in fiber but low in calories and fat. This can help with weight loss and healthy eating overall.
They’re pretty inexpensive (due to the fact that everybody detests them!)
Sprouts are every child’s nightmare food, and so they cost very little! There are also lots of marvelous ways to cook them. If you love sprouts (strange!) they can be eaten raw which makes a great snack; just pop them in a bowl, season them if you’d like, and munch away. Adding them to salads or sandwiches can bump up the nutritional value and taste. If you aren’t so keen on them, you can chop them up and fry them with little squares of bacon or add them to your favorite stir-fry recipes, pasta dishes, or even casseroles!
Do you have any recipe recommendations or cooking tips for sprouts? If so, comment below and let us know!
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