According to the connoisseurs lentil sprouts have “the most refined flavour”. In fact they are sweet and slightly tart. The sprouts are rich in amino acids and are essential for the impeccable work of the brain and the nervous system. Lentil sprouts are rich in iron which is key for blood formation and are perfect for overcoming anemia and springtime fatigue.
Like all leguminous crops, lentil sprouts help in the treatment of almost all chronic and acute conditions. Their cosmetic effect must not be overlooked: they cleanse and rejuvenate the skin, strengthen the hair and occasionally lead to darkening of white hair.
According to recent western research lentils are especially beneficial to women, as they stimulate the production of female hormones and are recommended to women in menopause.
Lentil sprouts contain the same nutrients as grain crops, but in slightly different proportions. Studies show that lentils contain more carotene, a precursor for the synthesis of the important vitamin A without any negative health consequences. Meanwhile carotene is also a powerful antioxidant and helps overcome cell damages caused by free radicals. One hundred grams of sprouts contain 4 mg of carotene, while the recommended daily dose for an adult man in the USA is 6 mg. Lentil sprouts contain the highest concentration of vitamin PP /niacin/ which plays a major role in the regenerative and oxidative cell processes. Actually it is the deficiency of niacin in springtime that leads to fatigue.