One of my favorite sprouts is Fenugreek seeds sprouts. Being an important ingredient in our cuisine, fenugreek has a lot of medicinal properties and hence is also used in our traditional Ayurvedic medicines. So let’s take a quick comprehensive look at how fenugreek sprouts can contribute to your health and beauty needs.
Fenugreek in any form is a treasure trove of medicinal properties. It is rich in vitamin C, proteins, fibers, niacin, potassium, iron and alkaloids. It is also rich in a compound called diosgenin which has estrogen-like properties and steroidal saponins.
The benefits from consuming fenugreek sprouts for those living with diabetes are astounding. Fenugreek boasts of properties enabling it to stimulate the production of insulin in the body to counteract elevated sugar levels in the blood. Research on patients with Type 2 diabetes have shown a much lower level of sugar in their blood streams within 24 weeks of daily consumption of fenugreek. It is a rich source of amino acids that effectively induces the production of insulin for diabetic relief.
A rich source of antioxidants, fenugreek counters free radicals that damage skin cells to bring on early signs of aging hence consumption of fenugreek sprout can delay ageing signs like wrinkles, crow’s feet, fine lines and pigmentation. Consuming fenugreek sprouts is known to cool the digestive system and relieve constipation which often is the reason behind acne and pimples thus effectively helping you attain smooth blemish free skin. Consumption of fenugreek sprouts is an effective way to combat hair loss as it is rich in antioxidants which are responsible for fighting free radicals that cause cellular damage, the primary cause of hair fall. [Source:stylecraze.com]
|Nutritional Information (Approx) (per serving)|
|Sprouted and washed Fenugreek seeds||1 cup|
|Any long grain rice||1 cup|
|Mixed chopped Vegetables(Carrots, french beans, Capsicum)||1 cup|
|Sambar/Rasam powder||1 teaspoon|
|Amchoor powder(optional)||1/2 teaspoon|
|Ginger||A small piece|
|Coriander leaves||a handful|
|Cinnamon||a small stick|
|Cloves||3 or 4|
|Green chillies||4 or more|
Soak the rice in some water for about 10 minutes.
Grind everything under "To grind" table coarsely.
Add chilli powder, Amchur powder and salt. Add curd and bring to boil.