There are so many benefits to sprouting seeds, but the absolute BIGGEST benefit for me personally is what soaking does to the phytic acid on the seed.
Almost every seed and grain in the world has a high amount of phytic acid.
Phytic acid is what protects the seed from sprouting during improper growing conditions.
Also known as phytate, phytic acid serves as storage for phosphorus in the seeds.
Once the seed sprouts the phytate is released and the phosphorus can be used by the new seedling.
While this germination stopper means well for the seed, Phytic acid is actually an antinutrient to us humans.
Anti-nutrients interfere with the bodies absorption of vitamins and minerals, among other negative things.
Obviously there are many things with anti-nutrients, so it is important to cut down the amounts we ingest.
Sprouting does just that.
By lowering the phytic acid, the sprout unlocks more vitamins and minerals making them even more useful to our bodies.
Here are a few things that sprouting seeds can do –
Increase Nutritional Value
Neutralizing enzyme Inhibitors
Yes, there is even more!