When grains and seeds sprout, their nutritional qualities transform. Their complex compounds break down into simpler forms that are easier to digest.
An increase in enzymes, proteins, amino acids, fats and vitamins also takes place. All of which take the place of starch.
Because spouted fodder is fed while it is still extremely young it is considered to be some of the richest enzyme-packed food on the earth. It’s estimated that there are 10 times the amount of enzymes in sprouts than in mature fruit and vegetable plants.
The increase in nutrients that occurs within a week’s time is remarkable. For instance, 7 day old barley grass has over 8 times the amount of vitamin E than it did when it was a grain and there is 10 times more beta-carotene as well. During this 7 day growth process an increase in crude fiber and crude protein also occurs.
The Breakdown of Enzymes
When grins/seeds are sprouted a breakdown in enzymes occurs, turning them into simpler forms of themselves that are easier to digest. Fats break down into essential fatty acids, proteins become soluble proteins and amino acids, and starches become soluble carbohydrates.
Fodder’s Powerful Antioxidants
Antioxidants protect the body from free radicals which cause both short term and long term damage.
Studies have shown that animals who are fed higher levels of vitamins A, C and E (antioxidants) have better nerve function, skin condition, muscle function, blood capillary strength and more.
The body is improved through alkalization. This happens when the body is able to properly neutralize acidic waste and heal itself. The result is a stronger immune system.
Just by growing fodder you’ll be able to dramatically reduce your feed costs, increase the nutrients your animals are getting and provide them with this high-quality food year-round.