What are sprouted peas good for?

The consumption of sprouted seeds is not a fad of modern nutritionists, but an ancient tradition of healthy eating that originated in Eastern countries several thousand years ago.

In China and India, the ancestors used to sprout nuts, beans and cereals. They believed that eating sprouted seeds strengthened people and ensured their youth and strengthened their health.

Chemical composition and calories of sprouted peas

The health benefits of sprouted peas are due to their rich biochemical composition (see Table 1).

vitamins and trace elements Sprouted peas in 100 grams
vitamin B5 1. 0mg
vitamin B6 0. 3mg
vitamin B9 144 mcg
vitamin C 10. 4mg
iron 2. 3mg
manganese 0. 4mg of
zinc 1. 1mg zinc
match 165mg
magnesium 56mg magnesium
potassium 381mg
calcium 36mg
proteins 13 g
fats 0. 94g
carbohydrates 29 g

Table 1 Composition of sprouted peas

The product has a low caloric value – 130 kcal per 100 grams of product, but high nutritional value, therefore it is used with great success in diets for weight loss.

Properties of sprouted peas

With sprouted peas proteins, fats, carbohydrates, which it contains, partially cleaved under the influence of enzymes (enzymes), become easy for digestion by the human body.

In addition, during germination, the content of all vitamins, antioxidants increases, and vitamin C appears, which does not exist in ordinary peas. The fiber content of peas increases several times. Sprouted peas become a nutritious food with high nutritional value and low price.

What are the benefits

Substances present in sprouted peas improve the body’s resistance to infections and inflammations. The consumption of sprouted peas has a beneficial effect on metabolism and hematopoiesis, promotes proper digestion and cleanses the body of toxins. Adding sprouted peas to the diet is an excellent means of preventing diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and the formation of kidney and gallstones.

People who regularly add sprouted peas to their diet note its beneficial properties: a burst of energy, improvement of the skin, hair, teeth, nails, increases efficiency, forgets about attention problems, chronic fatigue. Due to the strong stimulating effect of this food, it should be consumed in the morning.

Spherical peas help clean the liver of heavy metals and other harmful substances, have ant i-cancer effects and help eliminate radionuclides from the organism.

It has been shown that germinated peas stimulate libido and reduce the risk of prostate diseases, thanks to the enormous amount of amino acids containing: alanine, glycine, treanine, cystine, lysine.

For diabetes

Guisante sprouts can help improve the organism’s resistance, reinforce the immune system and prevent the formation of cholesterol plates in blood vessels. Complex carbohydrates of the germinated peas leave the feeling of satiety for a long time without causing a peak of blood sugar, something indispensable for diabetic people.

However, germinated peas can not only be beneficial for diabetics, they can also be harmful if consumed without control. Diabetes and food experimentation are not compatible. A diabetic person should always consult an endocrine before introducing a new product into their diet.


During gastritis exacerbations, it is not recommended at all to include legume outbreaks in the patient’s diet. During the remission, patients with gastritis can benefit from the consumption of small amounts of sprouts.

The enriched plant protein contained in this product favors the healing and restoration of the gastric mucosa. A large amount of fiber promotes active intestinal peristaltism, the elimination of toxins, prevents the appearance of fat deposits in the intestinal wall.

In addition, the use of germinated peas as food has a positive effect on the general state of patients with gastritis, promotes weight loss, which is important in this disease.

When pancreatitis

Regular peas are categorically contraindicated in pancreatitis. Germinated – on the contrary, useful, and is recommended for use in limited amounts. But with this disease include in the menu only raw shoots, you cannot eat puree of peas or soups.

Damage and contraindications

With caution this product must be introduced into the diet of children, pregnant women and infants, elderly, allergic people. Chronic disease patients, especially gastrointestinal, before starting eating sprout peas should consult their doctor.

How to germinate peas for food

Germinating peas is simple and can make it easily. The stages of germination:

  • Rinse the beans well 2-3 times with cold water
  • Pour water at room temperature in a proportion of 1: 2, cover with a gauze or cardboard so that it does not between the air;
  • After half a day, drain the water and wash the peas and spread them on a damp cloth;
  • During the following 3 days, peas must be maintained slightly wet and can be sprayed with a spray;
  • On the fourth day, the beans must have sprouted.

Spherical beans can be kept in the refrigerator for quite some time: up to 5 days. The most suitable container for conservation is a container with airtight closure lid. Before consuming them, peas must be washed well or boiled.

What to eat and how to use them

Spherical peas, whose benefits and damages are separated by a fine line, must be added to the diet with caution.”More is not better,” in this case this principle also works.

Consumption rates of germinated peas:

Time frame Daily intake
First ration 1 tsp
After 7 days of regular consumption 1 tablespoon
After 30 days 30 г
2-3 months later 70 г

Recipes with peas outbreaks

Use the germinated peas to prepare soups, salads and add them to the samples. Some dishes with sprout peas:

  1. Fitness salad. Mix in a salad bowl given feta cheese (50-70 g), radish (5-6 tubers), cucumbers (3 pieces of medium size), sprouts of peas (60 g). For the dressing, mix 50 ml of orange juice, 40 ml of olive oil, mustard (with the tip of a knife), a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste. Distress the salad and serve after half an hour.
  2. Crush the germinated peas. Put in boiling water a glass of germinated peas and a chopped onion head. After boiling for three minutes, put the peas and onion in a blender. When beating, add butter to taste. Add peas broth as necessary. A tasty and healthy dish is already ready. Serve with fresh parsley, dill.
  3. HummusBeating in the blender a glass of germinated peas, a medium zucchini, 2-3 garlic cloves, 30 g of olive oil, the same amount of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of salt (preferably sea salt), 1 tablespoon of seedsof sesame and parsley herbs until a homogeneous mass is obtained.

Sprinkled peas can be incorporated organically to a usual menu without changing their gastronomic habits.

Add a comment