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    Are sprouts primal?

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    I've always been interested in health and nutrition and know that sprouts (alfalfa sprouts, broccoli sprouts ect) have long been hailed as nutrition powerhouses. Apparently they are high in protein, vitamins and minerals and enzymes to help you digest them.

    I haven't seen any mention of them in the primal context. I'm guessing that sprouted legumes (eg. chickpea, mungbean sprouts) are out? In fact I just found out that alfalfa is a legume too..

    But what do people think about eating sprouts, eg. broccoli, watercress, mustard sprouts?? do you include them into your diet?

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    Interesting question -- and good point about the alfalfa being a legume!

    I eat sprouts, but I haven't seen them specifically mentioned as primal/paleo or otherwise. I suppose someone is bound to say that Grok wouldn't have bothered picking such tiny bits of food, but I'm not into the paleo-reenactment bit. For me, the question is whether or not sprouts are a healthful (that is, both nutritious and non-harmful) food.

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    I consider them to be baby plants and good eats.
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    I was out and about on my daily walk yesterday and I noticed the trees were starting to sprout their new growth.... I looked at them and went "I wonder if I could eat those"

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    Very interested in the answer to this question. Thinking of picking up an sprouter from Amazon and some organic seeds. Also interested if any variants are better/worse than others.

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    I don't think eating a little grass would be bad. It won't provide anything significant in terms of nutrients, but if you like it I don't see anything wrong with it.
    I prefer to add an intermediary in between grass and myself, though. Usually a cow will do it.

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    Broccoli and Radish sprouts are muy delicioso.

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    Ha ha pantera!

    I love garlic sprouts and onion sprouts!!! Mmmmmmm! You can sprout anything, even almonds. Would seed sprouts be better than legume sprouts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil_earthmomma View Post
    Ha ha pantera!

    I love garlic sprouts and onion sprouts!!! Mmmmmmm! You can sprout anything, even almonds.
    I usually soak almonds. Is that what you mean by sprouting?

    Would seed sprouts be better than legume sprouts?
    I wouldn't know. I stay away from both seeds and legumes.

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    Just interested to know Pantera, why do you stay away from seeds?

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