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6161 Thorold Stone Road, Niagara Falls

(905) 357-6600

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191 Welland Avenue, St. Catharines

 (905) 685-8848

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St. Catharines Farmer's Market

91 King Street, St. Catharines

Every Saturday - 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Foodland

9 Pine Street North, Thorold

(905) 227-0533

Monday - Sunday: Open 24 Hours

Welland Farmer Market (Mondays Only)

800 Niagara Street, Welland

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1179 Fourth Ave, St Catharines

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Did you know?
Microgreens and sprouts are high in protein and vitamins which helps prevent the risk of cancer
Fresh Microgreens and Sprouts

Most people think of bean sprouts when they here the word "sprouts" (Bean sprouts are the tender edible shoots of germinated beans), infact there are  a wide assortment of seeds, nuts, grains, and beans that can be sprouted. With a slightly crunchy texture, and sweet flavours, sprouts are a popular addition to many dishes.  Sprouts have become a very common ingredient over the years and are widely available in grocery stores and can also be prepared at home. If you look below, here are some different types of sprouts that are available through Nature's Roots.

SUNFLOWER MICROGREENS

Sunflower greens are one of the greatest additions you can make to your raw and living food diet to improve overall health and well-being. With a delicious taste and packed with lots of essential nutrients, they not only contribute to a well balanced diet, but also make for a beautiful presentation in many foods. 

Sunflower greens are a wonderful addition to salads, sandwiches, wraps, juices, and can be eaten just on their own. Sunflower greens can help with building blood supply, revitalizing tissue, calming inflammation, activating enzymes, and detoxifying the body, etc.

Sunflower Microgreens contain:

  • Protein
  • 8 Amino Acids
  • Chlorophyll
  • Lecithin (Helps break down fatty acids into an easily digestible water soluble form)
  • Vitamin A (Retinol)
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
  • Vitamin B4 (Choline)
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
  • Vitamin B8 (Inositol)
  • Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)
  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
  • Vitamin B15 (Pangamic Acid)
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
  • Vitamin D (Calcitriol/Cholecalciferol)
  • Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
  • Vitamin H (Biotin)
  • Vitamin K (Phylloquinone)
  • Linoleic Acid
  • PABA (Para-aminobenzoic Acid)
  • Calcium
  • Cobalt
  • Copper
  • Flourine
  • Iodine
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorous
  • Potassium
  • Selenium
  • Silicon
  • Sodium
  • Sulphur
  • Zinc

PEA GREENS MICROGREENS

Pea greens are often referred to as “the perfect food” because of its high protein content which serves as a building block for healthy muscle tissue. It is high in beta-carotene which helps protect vision and creates an antioxidant effect against many forms of cancer. It also helps strengthen teeth, eliminate dangerous plaque deposits in arterial walls in the heart, and stimulate H cells. They also contribute to the control of blood sugar levels, thus, making them an excellent food source for diabetics. Pea greens are a great addition to salads, sandwiches, and wraps. Mixed with sunflower greens, celery, cucumber and ginger, make for a delicious smoothie or juice. Pea Green sprouts contain:

  • 17 different Amino Acids
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin A (Retinol)
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
  • Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

RADISH MICROGREENS

Radish sprouts are spicy, crisp and zesty. They are extremely beneficial to your health. They prevent cancer, boost the immune system and cardiovasular health. They also detox the liver and gallbladder , relieve constipation and help with side effects caused by PMS, Menopause, fibrocystic disease. They are also great for weightloss. They contain many different vitamins and minerals:

  • Vitamin A (Retinol)
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
  • Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
  • Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Selenium
  • Carotene

Pairs great with sandwhiches and salads.

ALFALFA MICROGREENS

Alfalfa Sprouts have a mild flavor and have a nice crunch to it. They are great for weightloss, boosting the immune system, increasing bone density, controlling PMS/Menopause symptoms, reducing bad cholesterol, controlling diabetes and maintaining cariovascular health. They contain:

  • 5 Amino Acids
  • Fiber
  • Protein
  • Phytoestrogens
  • Saponins
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin A (Retinol)
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
  • Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)
  • Molybdenum

Great in sandwhiches, salads or by themselves.

RED CLOVER MICROGREENS

Red Clover sprouts are light, small microgreens, with a similar taste to Alfalfa. They are perfect in a sandwich or on top of a salad. 

Red Clover has many benefits such as settling your stomach, relaxing your nervous system, detoxing your body, purifying your blod, anti-aging, increasing energy, restoring balance and hormonal functions, relieving menopause/PMS symptoms, reducing the risk of cancer, healthy bones and teeth, lowering blood pressure and boosting the immune system.

Red Clover Microgreens contain:

  • Anti-oxidants
  • Estrogen
  • Isoflavones
  • Amino-Acids
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A (Retinol)
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
  • Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
  • Vitamin K (Phylloquinone)
  • Vitamin P (Bioflavonoids)
  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Potassium
  • Zinc
  • Iron
  • Phosphorus
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Selenium

BROCCOLI MICROGREENS

Broccoli Sprouts actually far more nutritious that fully matured broccoli.

They can help combat exposure to environmental pollutants, normalize DNA Methylation, reduce the risk of cancer, lower blood sugar levels for diabetics, lower blood pressure, slow tumour growth,  kill cancer stem cells, reduce symptoms of asthma and other lung problems and is anti-microbal.

Broccoli Sprouts contain:

  • Myrasinase
  • Glucosinolate glucoraphanin
  • Sulforaphane
  • Isothiocyanate
  • Anti-oxidants
  • Protein
  • Fibre
  • Betaine
  • Selenium
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Manganese
  • Zinc
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A (Retinol)
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
  • Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
  • Vitamin K (Phylloquinon)

GARLIC SPROUTS

Eating garlic sprouts can actually reduce stress and fatigue, prevent cold and fevers, increase blood count, maintain blood pressure, boost the immune system, great for weight loss, and helps to maintain a healthy balanced metabolism.

Garlic sprouts contain:

  • Protein
  • Fibre
  • Anti-oxidants
  • Vitamin A (Retinol)
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
  • Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
  • Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
  • Vitamin K (Phylloquinone)
  • Zinc
  • Calcium
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Carotene
  • Chlorophyll
  • Amino Acids
  • Trace elements
  • Carotene
  • Lutein-zeaxanthin

ONION SPROUTS

Onion Microgreens contain all the potency of the mature plant in a petite package. It has a strong onion flavor and is slightly sweet. It is great in soups, salads, sandwhiches, on top of pizza, in roasted veggies, meat dishes, and pasta/rice/risottos. Onion Microgreens can help to lower blood sugar levels, promote good cardiovascular health, reduce your risk of developing certain cancers and contribute to gastrointestinal health.

Onion sprouts contain:

  • Protein
  • Fibre
  • Anti-oxidants
  • Vitamin A (Retinol)
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
  • Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
  • Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
  • Vitamin K (Phylloquinone)
  • Zinc
  • Calcium
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Carotene
  • Amino Acids
  • Selenium
  • Carotene
  • Lutein-zeaxanthin

FENUGREEK SPROUTS

Fenugreek Sprouts have been known for their medicinal uses. They are very beneficial and help to cleanse the blood, and are a diaphoretic (helps to bring on sweat and detox the body). It can also cleanse the lymphatic system. Fenugreek is a practical herb for all mucus conditions in the body, especially in the lungs by clearing congestion. It is a powerful antioxidant and it acts as a mucus solvent and throat cleanser, stopping the urge to cough.

You can even drink the water from the fenugreek after it is finished soaking. You can use fenugreek for head colds, influenza, catarrh, constipation, bronchial complaints, asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, pleurisy, tuberculosis, sore throat, laryngitis, hay fever and sinusitis.

It is also used for peptic ulcers, inflamed conditions of the stomach and bowel, indigestion, allergies, anaemia, chronic fatigue, toothache, sciatica, neuralgia, arthritis, rheumatism, gout, blood poisoning, anorexia, acne, oedema, hernia, muscular pain, constipation, diarrhoea, blood cleanser, headache, migraine, menstrual discomfort, menopause symptoms including hot flushes, mood swings and stress, ear infections and waxy ear, failing eyesight, cataracts, glaucoma and sore eyes, palpitations, stabilise hormone function, to relieve fevers from infectious diseases like measles and mumps, for sugar cravings, to aid fat metabolism, weight loss, internal ‘spring-cleaning’, and to stimulating the reproductive organs and relieving impotence. Fenugreek has had the reputation for enhancing libido. It can also strengthen the nervous system, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas, gall bladder and glands.

Fenugreek Sprouts contain:

  • Fibre
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A (Retinol)
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
  • Vitamin B4 (Choline)
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
  • Vitamin B8 (Inositol)
  • Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)
  • Vitamin B15 (Pangamic Acid)
  • Vitamin B17 (Laetrile)
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
  • Vitamin D (Calcitriol/Cholecalciferol)
  • Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
  • Vitamin H (Biotin)
  • PABA (Para-aminobenzoic Acid)
  • Calcium
  • Chromium
  • Iodine
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Molybdenum
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Selenium
  • Silicon
  • Sulphur
  • Zinc
  • Linoleic Acid
  • Linolenic Acid
  • SOD (Superoxide Dismutase)
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Salicylates
  • Phytosterols
  • Phytoestrogen
  • Sitosterol
  • Coumarins
  • Lecithin
  • Saponins
  • Mucilage
  • Amino-Acids

CRIMSON LENTIL SPROUTS

Sprouted Lentils can help to support the immune system, reduce your risk of cancer, maintain healthy tissues including, bones, skin and hair. They contain:

  • Protein
  • Amino-Acids
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Omega-6 Fatty Acids
  • Vitamin A (Retinol)
  • Vitamin C (Acsorbic Acid)
  • Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
  • Vitamin K (Phylloquinone)
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
  • Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Iron
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Selenium

MUNG BEAN SPROUTS

Because of their high nutrient density, mung beans are considered useful in defending against several chronic, age-related diseases and are very easy to digest. They can help to lower cholesterol, protect against heart disease, lower blood pressure, fight against cancer development, prevent/treat diabetes, boost immunity, protect against infections/viruses, fight obesity and help with weightloss, and decrease PMS symptoms. They contain:

  • Protein
  • Fibre
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Omega-6 Fatty Acids
  • Vitamin A (Retinol)
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
  • Vitamin B4 (Choline)
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
  • Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)
  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Iron
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Selenium

MUSTARD MICROGREENS

Mustard Microgreens have a peppery taste and add a nice crunch. They detox the body and provide anti-oxidents, have ant-inflammitory properties, support cardiovasular health, and can prevent cancer. Mustard Microgreens contain:

  • Fibre
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A (Retinol)
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
  • Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
  • Vitamin K (Phylloquinone)
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
  • Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)
  • Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
  • Carotene
  • Crypto-xanthin
  • Lutein-zeaxanthin

BUCKWHEAT MICROGREENS

Buckwheat has a beautiful pinkish tone with a light flavor of lettuce. It helps fight against heart disease, prevents gallstones, helps control blood sugar levels, also gives you a lowered risk of diabetes. Many people think buckwheat is a grain, when in fact it is a fruit seed which is related to rhubarb and sorrel.

Buckwheat microgreens contain:

  • Fiber
  • Protein
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Zinc
  • Selenium
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
  • Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)

 Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are sprouts?

Sprouts are baby plants in their prime. At this stage of their growth, research has shown they have a greater concentration of proteins, vitamins, minerals and enzymes, etc., than any other point in the plant's life, even when compared with the plant when it is mature.

Q: I have problems with digestion, are sprouts easy to digest?

Yes. Sprouts are baby plants, their delicate cell walls release live nourishment easily. Their nutrients exist in elemental form and the abundance of natural enzymes makes them easy to digest.

Q: What are microgreens?

Microgreens are slightly different from sprouts, they are harvested within 1-2 weeks, while sprouts are harvested from 4-6 days. Microgreens are the second stage in the plants life.

Q: Are you using an organic seed?

Yes. We source our seeds from a Canadian company that is OCIA international certified. They have modelled their company on the core principles of organic agriculture: environmental stewardship and sustainability.

Q: How should sprouts be stored?

We believe you should store sprouts in your refrigerator as the cold slows down the sprout growth and helps in keeping the taste crisp and fresh.

Q: How long will sprouts last after they have been harvested?

Healthy, well-cleaned sprouts should last a week or more in the refrigerator depending on temperature.

All information provided has been gathered researching books, the internet and first hand knowledge. Based on our research and development, we have been lead to believe that this is the most updated information we have found to date. We make no specific claims to any of the information provided. We recommend that you speak with your physician and do your own research.


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