Raw vs boiled sprouts: Which is better?

Sprouts are obtained from the germination of foods like beans, peas, whole grains, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. They are nutritionally packed with vitamins and minerals. “The process of sprouting increases the nutrient profile by improving the bioavailability of nutrients and the digestibility.”

Since sprouts are rich in fibre, they help in blunting post-prandial blood sugar levels. Sprouts may also help with increasing the ‘good cholesterol’ that is the HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein) levels in the body, which promotes heart health and maintains blood pressure.

It is better to eat it boiled. There are many reasons for it. The first reason why it is advisable to steam or cook the sprouts before consumption is that may be contaminated with microbes like Salmonella and E.coli. Since they are germinated in moist and humid conditions, they can therefore lead to food poisoning.

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