Super Sprout, Super Food, Super Fast

A friend introduced me to Super Sprout and we love it so much, I had to share it…

What is Super Sprout?

Super Sprout

Super Sprout is a Australian range of powdered food made from 100% naturally freeze dried fruit and vegetables. They are so easy to add into your meals and drinks that they offer a terrific way to boost your family’s nutritional intake without the usual food battles. Currently, there are 10 variants available:

  • Organic Apple
  • Organic Beetroot
  • Blueberry
  • Organic Broccoli Sprout
  • Organic Carrot
  • Organic Barley Grass Sprout
  • Strawberry
  • Organic Lemon
  • Organic Wheatgrass Sprout
  • Ginger

The powders are naturally freeze dried with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. There do not contain any other products or “fillers” so what you get is 100% pure. Each tablespoonful is packed full of nutrients – just look at the equivalent quantities of 1 tablespoon of powder in actual fruit/vegetable:

Nutritional Benefits:

Apple:

  • Apple contains high concentrations of Vitamin C, Polyphenols, Betacarotene and Flavonoids.
  • Apple is rich in Pectin, a soluble fibre that has been shown to reduce cholesterol.
  • The soluble fibre in Apple can assist in regulating blood sugar.

Beetroot:

  • Beetroot has extremely low GI and is high in soluble fibre which helps to reduce high blood cholesterol levels.
  • Beetroot increases oxygen uptake at the cellular level, reduces blood pressure and protects the cardiovascular system.

Blueberries:

  • Blueberries are one of the highest sources of anti-oxidants compared to any other fruit.
  • Blueberries also contain a special group of anti-oxidants called carotenoids and flavonoids, in addition to vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin A, selenium, zinc and phosphorus, which are extremely beneficial for overall health. These anti-oxidants help to neutralise free radical damage to cells.

Broccoli Sprouts:

  • Broccoli Sprouts can boost your immune system.
  • Broccoli Sprouts are rich in Sulphur which helps to cleanse and strengthen the blood.
  • Broccoli Sprouts improve digestion and lower cholesterol.

Carrots:

  • Carrot is an extremely powerful source of Antioxidants.
  • Carrot is a great source of Dietary Fibre, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese.
  • Carrot is well known as a rich source of Beta-Carotene, an extremely powerful Antioxidant.
  • Beta Carotene is converted to Vitamin A in the human body and it can protect against stroke and heart disease.
  • The Beta-carotene in carrot helps to protect vision, especially night vision.

Ginger:

  • The health benefits of honey and ginger in treating respiratory problems.
  • Ginger root is effective in reducing nausea and motion sickness.
  • May be useful in reducing the pain, stiffness, and immobility of arthritis.
  • As a stomach-calming agent, ginger also reduces gas, bloating, and indigestion, and aids in the body’s use and absorption of other nutrients and medicines.

Wheatgrass:

  • Wheatgrass contains the lipase enzyme which helps break down fat cells.
  • Wheatgrass assists red blood cells to oxygenate the blood.
  • Wheatgrass can boost the immune system and benefit liver regeneration.

Lemon:

  • Lemon is a diuretic helping to flush toxins and bad bacteria from the body and is jam-packed with Vitamin C.
  • When mixed with hot water, lemon is effective in curing many digestion problems and releasing toxins from the Liver.
  • Lemon can also act as a general tonic for the Liver.

Strawberries:

  • Strawberries are packed with Antioxidants and Vitamin C.
  • Strawberries also contain Ellargic which acts as a scavenger to assist in ridding the body of nasty chemicals.
  • Strawberries are rich in Flavonoids which help prevent cholesterol from oxidizing and damaging artery walls.
  • The nutrients in Strawberries responsible for their flush red colour have been shown to protect cell structures in the body and prevent damage to organs.

Barley Grass:

  • Barley grass is a ‘concentrated’ nutritious whole food offering balanced nutrition to the body.
  • Barley grass is very easily digested by the body, thus allowing the body to use its nutrients within a matter of minutes.
  • Barley grass contains very large amounts of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and other beneficial nutrients.

I can already think of so many ways I can add these powders into the foods of my fussy eaters.

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