NUTRITIONAL ELEMENTSGreen pea sprouts are rich in elements and nutritional values; as:
- amino acids
- trace elements
- vitamin A, B, C, E
PEA SPROUTS: THE USES IN THE KITCHEN
Green Pea Sprouts can be widely used in cooking. They are original ingredients, rich in nutrients. They are perfect for dressing pasta or salads, they are very nice on bruschetta even with a simple drizzle of oil. They can be blanched and added to soups or they can be placed in sandwiches to give them more crunchiness.
A very nice recipe, ideal in summer, involves the preparation of cold pasta with chunks of red and yellow cherry tomatoes, pea sprouts and chunks of cheese or ricotta with a few olives. An excellent first course. Alternatively, it is possible to prepare a nice omelette with pea sprouts. Beat the eggs with the grated cheese, the sprouts, a good grind of pepper and, if you like, some chunks of bacon. Pour the contents into a hot frying pan and in a few minutes the dish is ready. Quick, cheap and able to make the whole family happy.
Tips: how to get sprouting at home
Green pea sprouts can be grown comfortably at home:
- The first thing to do is to soak the seeds for at least six hours, preferably twelve. In this way, thanks to the water, their volume increases. This will allow the seed, once placed in the sprouter, to blossom more easily.
- Thanks to the water pressure and the increased volume, the seed cracks and allows the sprout to emerge. It is possible to germinate the seeds by always keeping them well moist, covering the container with a plate.
- Five or at most six days will be enough to obtain sprouting.
- It will be useful to wait for a height of at least four millimeters before consuming them.
- It is always necessary to wash them before adding them to dishes, whether raw or cooked.