Sprouting

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See also Microgreen for similar immature vegetables; for blood vessel sprouting, see Capillary sproutswikipedia
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Sunflower seed

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In the field of nutrition, the term signifies the practice of germinating seeds (e.g., mung beans, sunflower seeds, etc.) to be eaten raw or cooked, which is considered highly nutritious.
The seeds can also be sprouted and eaten in salads.

Soybean sprout

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Soybean sprout is a culinary vegetable grown by sprouting soybeans.

Microgreen

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Microgreens are vegetable greens (not to be confused with sprouts or shoots) harvested just after the cotyledon leaves have developed (and possibly with one set of true leaves).

Germination

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Sprouting is the natural process by which seeds or spores germinate and put out shoots, and already established plants produce new leaves or buds or other newly developing parts experience further growth.
The most common example of germination is the sprouting of a seedling from a seed of an angiosperm or gymnosperm.

Rice

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In the case of rice, the husk of the paddy is removed before sprouting.
Raw, wild, or brown rice may also be consumed by raw-foodist or fruitarians if soaked and sprouted (usually a week to 30 days – gaba rice).

Raw foodism

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In the field of nutrition, the term signifies the practice of germinating seeds (e.g., mung beans, sunflower seeds, etc.) to be eaten raw or cooked, which is considered highly nutritious.
The diet may also include simply processed foods, such as various types of sprouted seeds, cheese, and fermented foods such as yogurts, kefir, kombucha, or sauerkraut, but generally not foods that have been pasteurized, homogenized, or produced with the use of synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, solvents, and food additives.

Buckwheat

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The groats can also be sprouted and then eaten raw or cooked.

2011 Germany E. coli O104:H4 outbreak

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In June 2011, contaminated fenugreek sprouts (grown from seed from Egypt) in Germany was identified as the source of the 2011 E. coli O104:H4 outbreak which German officials had at first wrongly blamed on cucumbers from Spain and then on mung bean sprouts.
The agriculture minister of Lower Saxony identified an organic farm in Bienenbüttel, Lower Saxony, Germany, which produces a variety of sprouted foods, as the likely source of the ''E.

Malt

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Sprouting is also applied on a large scale to barley as a part of the malting process.
When ready, the grain is immersed or steeped in water two or three times for two or three days to allow the grain to absorb moisture and to start to sprout.

Adzuki bean

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A very effective way to sprout beans like lentils or azuki is in colanders.
Adzuki beans are commonly eaten sprouted or boiled in a hot, tea-like drink.

Phytic acid

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Phytic acid, an anti-nutritional factor, occurs primarily in the seed coats and germ tissue of plant seeds.
More effective methods are soaking in an acid medium, sprouting and lactic acid fermentation such as in sourdough and pickling.

Wheatgrass

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Because it is extracted from wheatgrass sprouts, i.e. before the wheat seed or "berry" used in flour begins to form, wheatgrass juice is gluten-free, but some dietitians recommend that those with celiac disease avoid it due to a high risk of cross-contamination.

Urban horticulture

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Seed

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Sprouting is the natural process by which seeds or spores germinate and put out shoots, and already established plants produce new leaves or buds or other newly developing parts experience further growth.

Spore

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Sprouting is the natural process by which seeds or spores germinate and put out shoots, and already established plants produce new leaves or buds or other newly developing parts experience further growth.

Shoot

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Sprouting is the natural process by which seeds or spores germinate and put out shoots, and already established plants produce new leaves or buds or other newly developing parts experience further growth.

Bud

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Sprouting is the natural process by which seeds or spores germinate and put out shoots, and already established plants produce new leaves or buds or other newly developing parts experience further growth.

Nutrition

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In the field of nutrition, the term signifies the practice of germinating seeds (e.g., mung beans, sunflower seeds, etc.) to be eaten raw or cooked, which is considered highly nutritious.

Mung bean

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In the field of nutrition, the term signifies the practice of germinating seeds (e.g., mung beans, sunflower seeds, etc.) to be eaten raw or cooked, which is considered highly nutritious.

Cooking

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In the field of nutrition, the term signifies the practice of germinating seeds (e.g., mung beans, sunflower seeds, etc.) to be eaten raw or cooked, which is considered highly nutritious.

Human hair growth

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The term can also be used for hair growth, and in a figurative sense it can mean 'something appearing suddenly'.

Literal and figurative language

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The term can also be used for hair growth, and in a figurative sense it can mean 'something appearing suddenly'.

List of Asian cuisines

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They are particularly common in Eastern Asian cuisine.