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Sprouts are the germinated Seeds of various plants. Think of them as baby versions of the complete plant. When you consume Sprouts you are eating the whole plant: the seed, the root, the stem, and the pale little leaves. Alfalfa Sprouts are an example of Sprouts.


Sprouts have a deserved reputation as a source of food poisoning, principally from Salmonella and E Coli. In 2011 52 people died from bad Sprouts raw in Europe. The best defense against food poisoning in Sprouts is to avoid them. A close second choice is to cook them.

To combat outbreaks commercial Sprout growers in the U.S. must adhere to rigorous FDA production rules.

Gluten Free


Low Fat


Low Calorie