Organic Navy Bean Sprouts

March 22, 2016 by Marilyn Gemino NutritionEnglish
Organic Navy Beans

You really can’t go wrong when you add organic sprouted seeds and beans to your diet, and organic navy bean sprouts are some that can deliver solid nutrition.

To begin with, organic navy bean sprouts are low in sodium, saturated fat and cholesterol, and are very good sources of folate, thiamine, magnesium, vitamin C, copper and manganese. Likewise, they’re good sources of protein, riboflavin, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, iron, potassium and phosphorus.

As you can see, you get a lot of nutrition from sprouted navy beans, but compare that to just plain old navy beans. They, too, are low in saturated fat and sodium, providing a good source of protein, thiamine, phosphorus and manganese and a very good source of dietary fiber and folate. That’s not a bad nutritional bang for your buck from non-sprouted navy beans, but you get so much more from sprouted navy beans!

Like many other sprouted beans and seeds, organic navy bean sprouts are also good sources of both polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats provide the body with fats it needs to be healthy, but can’t produce on its own. In fact, these types of fats must come from the foods we eat. Polyunsaturated fats have many health benefits, including supporting healthy cholesterol levels. Monounsaturated fats can also be beneficial for supporting healthy cholesterol levels, including reducing LDL (bad) cholesterol, while possibly increasing HDL (good) cholesterol levels.

Sprouting benefits apply to navy beans, too, including increased nutrients such as vitamins C, B vitamins and other vitamins and minerals as well as increased nutrient absorption through the neutralization of enzyme inhibitors.

And . . . be sure to get all that nutrition from Certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified navy bean sprouts. Otherwise, you could get a variety of toxins or GMOs. Yuck.

Here are more details of just what you get out of one cup of sprouted navy beans, in terms of daily value, or DV, including 13 percent DV of protein:

  • Folate: 34%
  • Fiber: 76%
  • Magnesium: 26%
  • Magnesium: 26%
  • Iron: 11%
  • Phosphorus: 10%
  • Niacin: 6%
  • Zinc: 6%
  • Vitamin C: 33%
  • Thiamine: 27%
  • Manganese: 21%
  • Riboflavin: 13%
  • Vitamin B6: 10%
  • Potassium: 9%
  • Pantothenic Acid: 9%

This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your health care professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.

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