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Nutritional analysis of sprouts, etc.

I tried searching for this but didn’t see an existing thread. If there is one, I would appreciate a pointer.

I’m trying to use CRON-o-Meter software but there are some foods not in the current database. I’d like to add these as custom foods, but I don’t know where to get information. Is there any source for even a rough nutritional analysis of such things as sprouted sunflower seeds or other common raw foods that are not yet in the database? (There are several raw sprouted seeds in the database.)

Thank you.

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  • You can start here on Sprout People

    I am assuming these are sprouted seeds (not dormant). Also, nutrient density depends on the amount of time sprouted (length of tail).

    And, something more to think about. “A roasted nut is 75% fat and 25% protein…” When sprouted it becomes “25% fat and 75% protein”. [Experience Life July/Aug 2007 edition]

  • ZoeZoe

    that is so interesting thanks germin8!

  • germine8, that’s a great site, thanks

  • Germin8, thank you. I haven’t eaten any sprouts recently. I’m just starting to try sprouting, but it’s definitely interesting. I’m trying to find a way to bump up my protein intake (just a smidgen) without adding excessive amounts of fat.

  • As for the 25% fat and 75% protein… the article was written by Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl title “Eat It Raw!” It was about Klein & Trotters Raw un-cookbook… and Klein made that comment.

  • Make sure you put “sprout” because that should bring up anything with “sprouts” or “sprouted” in the name. At least that’s how it is on Fitday. http://fitday.com/fitness/FoodSearch.html?_a_Da…

    You can look at the nutritional value of the seed or whatever else you’re using and try multiplying it by some percentage, but otherwise, if the info is unavailable, use a legume’s sprouted info or just do a guess. :/

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