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Saturday April 16th - 2:18pm

i went to the farmer’s market today and picked up some organic cherry spread, pea shoots, broccoli sprouts, and 14 frozen wheatgrass shots. i hadn’t been to the market in so long and i missed it! it’s nice because it’s right across the street from where we live. :)
i researched some nutritional info…

wheat grass:
- vitamins A, B, C, E, & K
- calcium, chlorophyll, iron, lecithin, magnesium, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, potassium
- amino acids (up to 30% protein)
- note: protein in grass is in the form of polypeptides, shorter and simpler chains of amino acids which are deposited more efficiently into the bloodstream and blood tissues
- vitamin A enhances the production of RNA which is essential in cell renewal, protects your body from viruses, builds and repairs bones, strengthens skin and nails, and strengthens mucous membranes
- the part of chlorophyll known as superoxide dismutase plays a role in reducing inflammation throughout the body
- superoxide disumatase and P4d1 play vital roles in slowing the cell deterioration process thus slowing the aging process
- stimulates metabolism and aids in weight loss
- purifies by helping to stop the growth of bacteria in wounds, eliminating odors of the body, and removing chemicals through detoxification

broccoli sprouts:
- vitamins A, B, C, E, & K
- calcium, chlorophyll, iron, magnesium, niacin, phosphorous, potassium
- amino acids (20-35% protein)
- major cancer-fighting phytochemicals including carotenoids, glutathione, glucosinolates, isothiocyanates, indoles, monoterpenes, and thiols; these phytochemicals produce sulforaphane, which stimulates the body’s immune system to protect cells against free radical damage
- can protect against Helicobacter pylori infections, a major cause of stomach ulcers
- studies have shown that broccoli sprouts lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of high blood pressure, stroke, and cardiovascular disease

pea shoots:
- vitamins A, B, C, & E
- calcium, chlorophyll, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium
- amino acids (20-25% protein)

the sprouts and pea shoots are good in salads, wraps, on top of soups, etc. i also like to just munch on them on their own! :D

sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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  3. itsasecrettoeverybody said: I am so jealous!
  4. quantumstarlight said: What do you do with sprouts? Salads?
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