The winner will receive a 15-lb. package that includes a 5-lb. bag of each: sprouted wheat flour, sprouted, spelt flour, and sprouted corn flour. Friends, I love this stuff! I use the sprouted wheat and sprouted corn flours all the time for delicious treats that don’t leave me and my family feeling like we’ve eaten a brick of glue.
What’s so great about sprouted flour?
I’ve written about the problems of phytic acid in grains and its negative effect on health. Unless your are eating your grains soaked, sprouted, or soured, they can be causing much more harm than good. Here’s a great explanation of the benefits of sprouted flour from To Your Health’s website:
- Easier to Digest – Sprouting breaks down the starches in grains into simple sugars so your body can digest them like a vegetable (like a tomato, not a potato).
- Increased Vitamin C – Sprouting produces vitamin C.
- Increased Vitamin B – Sprouting increases the vitamin B content (B2, B5, and B6).
- Increased Carotene – Sprouting increases the carotene up to eight times.
- Increased Enzymes are actually produced during sprouting.
- Reduction of Anti-nutrients – Sprouting neutralizes enzyme inhibitors and phytic acid, which is a substance present in the bran of all grains that inhibits absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and zinc.
Until the 20th century, grain naturally sprouted in the field before it was milled into flour. The invention of the combine harvester during the Industrial Revolution changed everything. Grain could be harvested in the field and then moved to storage bins. The time-honored practice of sprouting was cast aside for modern processing.
Unfortunately, nutrition was also cast aside. When whole grains are not allowed to ferment or sprout, they don’t contain the nutrients that sprouted whole grains do. And they retain the naturally occurring antinutrients, even when milled into flour.
To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co. has returned to the traditional practice of sprouting grains in order to render them more nutritious and digestible. However, we don’t leave our grains out in the field to sprout. We nurture the grains in our facility, allow them to sprout, then dry them at a very low temperature, to maintain precious vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.
By all means you can sprout and grind your own flour, but who’s got time for that! That’s why I love To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co. with sprouted flour ground to order so you are guaranteed the freshest flour for optimal health benefits and deliciousness!
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Special Discount Coupon
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