The Sprouted Seed

The seed is the core of life. Within a seed is an entire universe, one that holds all the vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, and sugars the human body needs to thrive.

Ancient manuscripts show that the Chinese were eating sprouted beans as early as 3,000 BC. Many of these were medical journals which indicated cures for digestive disorders, inflammation, and weakness. Captain James Cook concocted a malt from sprouted beans for his sailors. This, along with fermented leafy greens (sauerkraut) provided enough vitamin C to keep his crew from getting scurvy on their long voyages. Food experts expiremented with sprouts as a wartime food during WWI and WWII because of their high nutritional value, low cost, and ease of transport but they were never produced on a large scale. Which is unfortunate being that a large amount of soldiers and civilians died of malnutrition and disease. Luckily today you can find sprouts in almost every supermarket.

At Roots Micro Farm rather than sprouting seeds in water, we grow them in soil. Micro-greens are different the sprouts in the fact that they are germinated in soil, and grown by the power of the sun. Harnessing the power of the sun plants use the process of photosynthesis to create energy and produce chlorophyll. This is important because the chlorophyll in green plants carries oxygen to our cells and helps build red bloods cells. At this young stage of growth they have the highest quality proteins, and the largest quantities of vitamins and minerals they will have throughout their lifespan. But, the greatest aspect of the sprouted seed is that it is living, and studies have shown that living energy in vegetables help regenerate our body's cells and tissues.

The sprouted seed should be an essential component to every humans diet. By eating right we maintain balanced health, and by doing this we can offer the best of ourselves to the world around us.

As Winston Churchill said "Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have."