In addition to their fabulous taste and great nutritional value, sprouts and shoots have proven medicinal properties. Naturally healthy, just taste and see!
Alfalfa: a nutrient-rich classic
The consistently popular classic is without a doubt alfalfa. Its delicate and refreshing taste is lightly acidic and a favourite with everyone. And, alfalfa sprouts are particularly rich in good quality proteins, minerals and trace elements. Do you know that by eating alfalfa sprouts on a regular basis you can reduce your levels of harmful cholesterol and reduce the toxic effects of medication?
Broccoli: the vegetable with many virtues
Broccoli lovers will love broccoli sprouts. The taste is more pronounced and delicious compared to the full-grown plant. Seeds germinate very easily and the taste combines well with a whole host of ingredients. The antioxidant properties of broccoli may even be beneficial in the treatment of cancer.
Arugula: to punch up the flavour
With its spicy bold taste and mild nutty hints, arugula sprouts are popular in salads, sandwiches, and all kinds of cooking. In Ancient times, the Greels and Romans ate this energizing plant more for its aphrodisiac properties!
Daikon radish: superfood status
The flavour kick you get from a radish is definitely present in daikon radish sprouts. Incredibly rich in vitamins and minerals, they are absolutely delicious and can be used in cooking and for elevating salads. Daikon radishes help cleanse the liver, improve kidney function and decongest the respiratory system. They assist in strengthening muscle tissue and the immune system, improve eyesight, and aid digestion. How can you do without!
Red clover: more good news for your immune system
With their fresh-tasting flavour and crunchy texture, red clover sprouts resemble alfalfa. Extremely rich in vitamins and all kinds of minerals, the sprouts are particularly effective for people suffering from an immune deficiency. Red clover is also recognized for regenerating the liver and pancreas and helps to prevent cardiovascular disorders.
Lentils: your heart will be grateful
Lentils are an excellent source of protein and sprouted seeds are easy to digest. Lentil sprouts can be eaten as soon as the sprouts appear, or you can wait longer for shoots. Sprouted lentils have health-promoting properties for preventing cardiovascular disease and increasing lactation for breast-feeding mothers.
Red cabbage: a touch of colour and lots of taste
An attractive colour and strong flavour make red cabbage sprouts a feast for the eyes and palate. Enjoy the sprouts in a salad or as an accompaniment to a main dish. The anti-inflammatory properties found in red cabbage can help treat digestive problems, something that has been known since the Middle Ages. It has also been embraced for its revitalizing and remineralising effects due to a very high mineral content.
Get an energy boost with a super mix
The Energy Mix will definitely put a spring back in your step. Made of alfalfa, arugula, fennel, flax, sesame, fenugreek and white mustard, it explodes with flavour. Your salads and sandwiches will never be the same.
Banish fatigue and give yourself a boost
With the Vitality Mix, say good bye to bouts of fatigue. This delicious blend of alfalfa, red clover, Daikon radish, Sango radish and broccoli root is chock full of nutrients designed to reboot your system.
Although growing sprouts, shoots and baby greens is not complicated, a garden centre expert can still be of help. They will be able to guide you through your first steps and advise you on the products you're looking for. What are you waiting for!