Living Foods – Miracle of sprouting

Research on the health benefits of consuming sprouted whole grains reveals amazing life-enhancing properties. Here is an attempt unravel the miracle of sprouting

What are Whole Grains?


Grains or “seeds” are a storehouse of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and essential fatty acids as well as the greatest source of proteins.

Do Grinding and Milling affect nutritional value?


Cold-Milling whole grains merely grind the storage cell. No matter how fine or coarse the grind, it remains in the dried seed state. Grinding or milling a whole grain does not change its properties.

What happens when a grain sprouts?

When sprouting, a seed unfolds and starts to multiply and develop its nutrients in order to provide nourishment for the maturing vegetable.


The metabolic activity of resting dry seeds increases as soon as they are hydrated during soaking. During germination, nutrients are enzymatically broken down and simplified: protein into amino acids, fats into essential fatty acids, starches into sugars. Minerals chelate or combine with protein in a way that increases their utilization. Since no external nutrients are added, only water and oxygen are consumed by the sprouting seeds to enable these complex biochemical changes. Proteins, vitamins, enzymes, minerals, fibre and trace minerals multiply during the germination process.

Does drying the sprouted grain affect nutritional value?


Drying does not affect the superior nutritional value accumulated from germination but
helps in increasing the shelf life. At Dhatu, sprouted grains are dried at low temperature and cold milled to retain the maximum nutrition in the flour. Try our Sprouted Wheat Flour or Sprouted Ragi Flour or Sprouted Millet Malt to experience the divine taste!

Why choose sprouted grains?


Sprouting changes dormant seeds into a living food. Its nutritional qualities are now readily bioavailable when we eat sprouted grain or the flour. The changes that occur during sprouting increase nutrition, improve digestion and assimilation. This is the reason sprouts are considered predigested food.

Living foods are one of the best foods to combat lifestyle diseases. The increased nutritional component of these foods fights Cancer, Diabetes, Blood Pressure and Neurological Disorders.

Dhatu Living Foods

Recipe using Sprouted Flours:

Sprouted Green Gram Flour Burfi
Sprouted Green Gram Pakoda
Sprouted Ragi Ambali (Ganji)



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