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Wheat

(Grain Sprout)

Most likely from Western Asia, circ. 5000 B.C. and a member of the grass family, wheat is the second most important cereal grass in the world. When sprouted in darkness for two or three days, wheat sprouts are tender and sweet, with a taste similar to watermelon. When allowed to grow for seven days, wheat reaches the "grass" stage, when it can be juiced for a nutritious drink.

Wheat sprouts

Contain plenty of Vitamin E and Super oxide dismutase, both of which are important antioxidants, which protect us from free radicals. They are beneficial to our reproductive system and provide oxygen to the body giving it tone and endurance. They can have a healing effect in adolescent acne and all types of inflammations. They help dissolve blood clots. They are also recommended for depression as they contain calcium, phosphorus and vitamin B (especially B1) which strengthen the nervous system.

Note: Eat wheat sprouts as soon as you see the small white root coming out, one coffee spoon each day to start with and gradually increasing the quantity. Remember to chew them very well.

Give wheat sprouts to your children instead of candies or chocolate as they contain natural sugars and become very sweet when chewed well.

 

Wheat, sprouted, raw

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams of
edible portion
Sample
Count
Std.
Error
Proximates
Water g 47.75 8 3.578
Energy kcal 198 0
Energy kj 828 0
Protein g 7.49 8 0.382
Total lipid (fat) g 1.27 8 0.106
Ash g 0.96 8 0.055
Carbohydrate, by difference g 42.53 0
Fiber, total dietary g 1.1 0
Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg 28 8 1.973
Iron, Fe mg 2.14 8 0.119
Magnesium, Mg mg 82 8 3.214
Phosphorus, P mg 200 8 10.970
Potassium, K mg 169 8 18.038
Sodium, Na mg 16 8 1.570
Zinc, Zn mg 1.65 8 0.123
Copper, Cu mg 0.261 8 0.017
Manganese, Mn mg 1.858 8 0.197
Selenium, Se mcg 42.5 0
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 2.6 8 0.448
Thiamin mg 0.225 8 0.009
Riboflavin mg 0.155 8 0.026
Niacin mg 3.087 8 0.130
Pantothenic acid mg 0.947 8 0.056
Vitamin B-6 mg 0.265 8 0.012
Folate, total mcg 38 0
Folic acid mcg 0 0
Folate, food mcg 38 0
Folate, DFE mcg_DFE 38 0
Vitamin B-12 mcg 0.00 0
Vitamin A, IU IU 0 0
Retinol mcg 0 0
Vitamin A, RAE mcg_RAE 0 0
Vitamin E mg_ATE 0.050 0
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.206 0
4:0 g 0.000 0
6:0 g 0.000 0
8:0 g 0.000 0
10:0 g 0.000 0
12:0 g 0.000 0
14:0 g 0.000 0
16:0 g 0.194 0
18:0 g 0.012 0
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.151 0
16:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 0
18:1 undifferentiated g 0.151 0
20:1 g 0.000 0
22:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 0
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.557 0
18:2 undifferentiated g 0.531 0
18:3 undifferentiated g 0.026 8
18:4 g 0.000 0
20:4 undifferentiated g 0.000 0
20:5 n-3 g 0.000 0
22:5 n-3 g 0.000 0
22:6 n-3 g 0.000 0
Cholesterol mg 0 0
Amino acids
Tryptophan g 0.115 4
Threonine g 0.254 4
Isoleucine g 0.287 4
Leucine g 0.507 4
Lysine g 0.245 4
Methionine g 0.116 3
Cystine g 0.134 4
Phenylalanine g 0.350 4
Tyrosine g 0.275 4
Valine g 0.361 4
Arginine g 0.425 4
Histidine g 0.196 4
Alanine g 0.295 4
Aspartic acid g 0.453 4
Glutamic acid g 1.871 4
Glycine g 0.306 4
Proline g 0.674 4
Serine g 0.341 4

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 15 (August 2002)