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Ashleigh Smith

Mar 28
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Why Are Sprouts Healthy

We say it all the time, sprouts are healthy for you. But why? What is it that makes these seed sprouts so good for your body? Simply put it is their vitamin and nutrient content. You see, there are more nutrients in the seed sprouts of many plants than there is in the mature version of the same plant. The combinations of these nutrients can lead to lower blood sugar levels, better digestive and heart health. 

Nutrients Common to Sprouts:

Vitamin K - An important component in the blood for clotting and healing

B Vitamins (niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, folate, and pantothenic acid) - Directly influence energy, brain function, and metabolism

Vitamin C - Supports the immune system, skin, blood vessels, bone, and cartilage

Vitamin A - Supports vision, growth, cell division, reproduction, and immunity

Zinc - A trace mineral used by enzymes in the immune system and cell growth

Calcium - A mineral important for bone and teeth health as well as blood clotting, muscle use, heart rhythm, and nerve functions

Manganese - Used in connective tissue, bones, blood clotting, metabolism, and sex hormones

Caution - Not all seeds can be grown as sprouts. Some plants contain harmful toxins if consumed at the seed stage. To avoid these problems only purchase seed labeled for sprouting purposes. Here at True Leaf Market we ensure sprouting seeds are clean and safe to consume at the sprouting stage.

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I'm Ashleigh Smith, a native to Northern Utah. I first gained a love of gardening with my grandmother as I helped her each summer. I decided to make a career of it and have recently graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Horticulture from Brigham Young University - Idaho. My studies have focused on plant production while I also have experience in Nursery & Garden Center Operations.



I’ve been growing microgreens for about 3 years and growing hydroponic lettuce and herbs for about a year and a half. It is great to have fresh produce in New Hampshire all winter