I am not disputing any facts that a person may have become more healthy after eating something. But the reasons behind it are very sceptical.
A plant equals no more than mostly water
and the carbon shell that is it's cell structure. The minerals a plant gains are what is taken up from the ground. The vitimins a plant has is what is produced in complex chemical reactions within it's cell structure to survive and grow. The chemical reactions occur with oxygen, Carbon, Nitrogen and many other components taken from the air and the soil.
It's complex and I am not going to claim that I understand it all, I don't.
A "sprout" is no more than a seed that has undergone cell multiplication. It has no more "goodness" in it than the seed had in the beginning. The "seed" is the supply of carbon for the sprout to gain size and produce the reguired equipment
for uptaking water
, minerals, "breathing" which is taking carbon and nitrogen from the air and producing more cells.
I am not saying sprouts are not good for you. I am not saying you shouldn't eat them. What I am saying is that what they offer the body is very little and certainly less than eating any more mature plant that has grown in the ground for a few days.
To take that a step further, plants, fruits and vegies that are grown via hydroponics should be viewed with some sceptisism for there ability to privide ALL essential elements.
Here in NZ we have three criticle mineral deficiencies in our soil. Iodine, Cobalt, and Silenium. There maybe others, but these ones are essential for Humans and animals
to survive. So any plant that grows in NZ does not have Iodine nor Silenium. They do have Cobalt, but that is because back in the very early stages, NZ yes the entire country, was top dressed with the trace element of Cobalt. Otherwise, sheep would simply die of starvation while the surounding paddocks were full of grass. The lack of cobalt stopped the sheep from getting any goodness out of it's food.
To aid us getting Iodine, we have Iodine in our NZ table salt
. This maybe in other countries as well. For Silenium, the only way we can get it is to eat Fish