What is packed with protein, high in enzymes (these are special types of proteins that act as catalysts for all your body’s functions)and full of pure vitamins, minerals and chlorophyll?
If you guessed living sprouts then you are correct. These easy to eat, deliciously fresh powerhouses are delightful in green smoothies, mixed into a salads or in wraps and sandwiches – so easy to eat!
We have a variety of these at the market this week. Look for Sylva Lining Organics new range of living sprouts that include fenugreek, alfalfa, mung bean sprouts to name a few.
Our new organic stallholder Richard and Marietta have your traditional mung and alfalfa sprouts and trays of wheat grass – which gives real burst of chlorophyll!
Sprouts offer so many health benefits. For example:
- Experts estimate that there can be up to 100 times more enzymes in sprouts than uncooked fruits and vegetables. Enzymes are special types of proteins that act as catalysts for all your body’s functions. Extracting more vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids from the foods you eat ensures that your body has the nutritional building blocks of life to ensure every process works more effectively.
- Proteins change during the soaking and sprouting process, improving the quality of the protein and the seeds nutritional value.
- The amino acid lysine which is needed to prevent cold sores and to maintain a healthy immune system increases significantly during the sprouting process, and
- If you are wanting to detox or simply purify your body – the fibre in sprouts not only binds to fats and toxins to escort them out, it ensures that any fat our body breaks down is moved quickly out of the body before it can resorb through the walls of the intestines.
Olives are back this week. Duska at the Spice Palace stall now where Summerland Olives used to be is bringing you Summerland’s bulk olive oil and bulk kalamata (pitted and non-pitted) olives.
Dabelles have some tempting treats this week – try their delicious bacon and egg tarts, tempting savoury quiche or gluten free frittata. Or why not order a freshly made fruit juice or for a sweet treat you can’t go past Debbie’s lemon meringue pie!