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Sprouts and germinates

Sprouts and germinates: Consumption and health

The consumption of sprouts and germinating seeds (germinates) of cruciferous species is of a great benefit for the wellbeing owed to their health-promoting characteristics. These fresh foods are of great interest based on its wealth of bioactive componds (vitamins A, C, E, and K, phenolic antioxidants and glucosinolates) and mineral nutrients (calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, silicon and zinc).

The intake of bioactive compounds through dietary sources is related with health benefits preventing the development of different non-communicable diseases including cardiovascular conditions and different types of cancer.cropped-BROCCOLI.jpg