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Adzuki Bean: Adzuki Beans are rich in high quality protein, amino acids, iron, niacin, and calcium.
Alfalfa : Vitamins: C, B6, Riboflavin, Folic acid, Protein, Thiamin, Pantothenic acid, Calcium, and Iron. Minerals: Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Copper, Manganese. Alfalfa sprouts have a high antioxidant capacity and are high in phytoestrogens.
Arugula : Very high in protein, vitamin B6, amino acids, iron and calcium.
Basil: Basil is rich in both culinary and nutritional values. Here is a breakdown of the nutritional content of a ½ cup (21.20 grams) of basil:
Vitamin K: 87.94 mcg (98 %DV)
Manganese: 0.24 mg (12 %DV)
Copper: 0.08 mg (9 %DV)
Vitamin A: 55.91 mcg RAE (6 %DV)
Vitamin C: 3.82 mg (5 %DV)
Calcium: 37.52 mg (4 %DV)
Iron: 0.67 mg (4% DV)
Folate: 14.42 mcg (4% DV)
Magnesium: 13.57 mg (3% DV)
Omega-3 Fats: 0.07 g (3% DV)
Basil has other nutrients too, but in negligible amounts. It packs very few calories, and almost no carbohydrates and fat content. It also scores very low on the Glycemic Index (14).
Beets: Vitamins A, B, C, E and K Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc Carotene, Chlorophyll, Amino Acids, Trace Elements Protein: 30-35%
Bok Choy: Excellent source of Vitamin C, A, manganese and zinc.
Borage: Vitamins A, B and C, Trace Minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, selenium and copper. Source of Omega 6
Broccoli : Rich in vitamins K, C, B6, and E, folate, dietary fiber phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium. Broccoli sprouts contain high levels of the cellular detoxifier sulforaphane, which may help to prevent cancer and rejuvenate the immune system. Eating a daily portion of broccoli microgreens could help tame the H pylori bacteria, linked to stomach ulcers and even cancer, new research suggests.
Buckwheat: Good source of vitamin B6, iron, calcium, magnesium, chlorophyll, and essential amino acids
Chervil: its leaves and stems feature exceedingly high amounts of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. Chervil, being a close member of parsley family of herbs, contains similar health benefiting essential volatile oils like methyl-eugenol (1-allyl-2,4-dimethoxybenzene).Eugenol has antiseptic actions. It has therapeutic application in dentistry as a local anesthetic and antiseptic agent for teeth and gum diseases. Eugenol has also been found to reduce blood sugar levels in diabetics; however, further detailed studies required to establish its role. Tarragon is rich in polyphenolic flavonoid antioxidants, including apigenin, similar to chervil. Research studies suggest that apigenin works as a neuroprotector and may prevent Alzheimer’s disease patients through limiting neuronal damage in their brain. It has also found to have cancer-protective functions as well. Dried herb is one of the finest source of minerals like potassium, (4740 mg/100 g) calcium, zinc, manganese, iron, and magnesium. Potassium is an essential electrolyte inside cell and body fluids that helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure by countering pressing effects of sodium. Iron is essential for the production of heme, which is a critical oxygen-carrying component inside the red blood cells. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Furthermore, the herb is also rich in many antioxidant vitamins, including vitamin-A, vitamin-C, vitamin-E, and phenolic antioxidants like zeaxanthin, lutein, and cryptoxanthin. Fresh garden chervil holds many essential vitamins such as riboflavin (vitamin B-2), niacin (vitamin B-3), pyridoxine (vitamin B-6) and thiamin (vitamin B-1). These vitamins play a vital role
in carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism by acting as co-enzymes inside the human body
Chia: Chia seeds are a rich source of the Daily value of the B vitamins thiamine and niacin, and are a rich source of the dietary minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc. Chia seeds are also a good source riboflavin and folate. Cilantro: Vitamins A, B, C, E and K Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc Carotene, Chlorophyll, Amino Acids, Trace Elements Protein: 30-35%
Cress: Curly cress is an important source of iron, folic acid, calcium, vitamins C, E and A. The seed contains arachidic and linoleic fatty acids.
Dill: The health benefits of dill are derived from its organic compounds, vitamins, and minerals. These include powerful monoterpenes like limonene, carvone, and anethofuran, as well as flavonoids like vicenin and kaempferol. As for vitamins and minerals, dill has a significant amount of vitamin A and vitamin C, as well as trace amounts of folate, iron, and manganese.
Fava Bean: Traditionally Used for: Weight loss, Cancer prevention, Heart health, Cholesterol, Protein, Fiber, Digestive tract function, Colon health, Blood sugar/ Diabetes, Currently being studied for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease
Fenugreek : Vitamins B6 and C, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. Arthritis has a low incidence rate in India where a lot of fenugreek is consumed. Drinking 1 cup of fenugreek tea per day, made from the leaves, is said to relieve the discomfort of arthritis. Fenugreek seeds are used as a medicinal in Traditional Chinese Medicine under the name Hu Lu Ba, where they are considered to warm and tonify kidneys, disperse cold and alleviate pain. Fenugreek acts in the stomach by reducing the amount of sugar that our bodies are able to absorb from food.
Flax: Flax seeds contain high levels of dietary fiber as well as lignans, an abundance of micronutrients and omega-3 fatty acids
Garbanzo Bean: Chickpeas are a nutrient-dense food, providing rich content of protein, dietary fiber, folate, and certain dietary minerals such as iron and phosphorus
Garlic Chives: High in vitamins C and B6, riboflavin, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese, thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, and zinc.
Kale: Rich in vitamins K, C, B6, and E, folate, dietary fiber phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium. Kale contains high levels of the cellular detoxifier sulforphane, which may help to prevent cancer and rejuvenate the immune system
Leek : Vitamins A, B, C and E Calcium, Chlorophyll, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium Amino Acids, Trace Elements, Protein: 20%
Mung Bean : It is a good source of Protein, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Folate, Copper and Manganese.
Pea : Vitamins A, B, C and E, Calcium, Chlorophyll, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium. Amino Acids
Popping corn : Vitamins A, B, C and E Calcium, Chlorophyll, Iron, Lecithin, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium Trace Elements
Purple Kohlrabi: Contains several nutrients, minerals, vitamins and lipids that help to enhance the overall health. It is an excellent source of vitamin C and good source of fiber. The important nutrients, minerals vitamins that are present in kohlrabi help us to maintain Digestive Health, Iron Deficiency, proper Nerve and Muscle Function, Vision Health and many more.
Spelt: is very high in manganese. A good source of phosphorus, vitamin B3, magnesium, protein, and copper
Sunflower : Great source of protein and an excellent source of vitamins B6, and E, calcium, iron, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, and dietary fiber.
Swiss Chard : An excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene) and the mineral manganese, and a good source of the mineral zinc, Swiss chard offers an outstanding variety of conventional antioxidants. With its very good supply of calcium and its excellent supply of magnesium and vitamin K, chard provides standout bone support.
Daikon and Red Radish : Great protein source and a very good source of vitamins A, B6, C, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc.
Red Cabbage : Vitamins A, B, C, E and K, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Carotene, Chlorophyll, Amino Acids, Trace Elements Antioxidants
Red Clover : Rich in vitamins A, B, C, E, & K; rich in minerals and trace elements.
Mustard – Red, Mizuna and Oriental Wasabi : A powerhouse of protein and a great source of vitamins A, B6, and C, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc.
Wheatgrass – Wheat, sprouted- A good source of protein, vitamins C and B6, calcium, iron, magnesium, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, and amino acids. Wheat grass- Chlorophyll, Vitamins A, B, C, & E; minerals.
*All information stated is not intended to replace health care professional directions. If you have any health concerns please contact your health care professional. The information was collected from mumm’s sprouting co. or various university studies.