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02-03-2006, 04:51 AM

Is sprouted grains has enogh protein.
Someone adviced me to try....since it is inexpensive.


02-03-2006, 10:08 AM
Very little protein.

The reason they are sprouted is so that during the soaking process the phytates are removed from the grain.

02-03-2006, 11:14 AM
enough protein to what?

Bruise Brubaker
02-03-2006, 12:32 PM
From what I understand the protein quality (having right amounts of essential amino acids) increase a lot during sprouting, it also deactivates most toxins (phytates included), but it still is not a great source of protein unless you ate a few pounds of it.

Very nutritive but too expensive (at least here).

02-03-2006, 02:56 PM
Try getting some 'Quinoa.' It's sometimes regarded as the best possible grain. It's protein is complete, as it contains the amino acid lysine. Really carb dense too, I'm suprised some of the big bulkers here don't use it in place of oats.

Per 100g (Just over half a cup raw)
Fat: 6
Carb: 69 (GI of 35)
Pro: 13

Bruise Brubaker
02-03-2006, 06:15 PM
Amaranth is very good too, grain wise. Very similar to quinoa, but a little bit more protein, and more fibers, magnesium and calcium than quinoa. Don't know about the GI, probably very low too.

Taste better than oats in my opinion.

I heard you could also pop them like popcorn, they're a lot smaller though.

02-03-2006, 08:24 PM
I've actually heard that Amaranth is very high gi. Mendosa lists: 'amaranth, popped with skim milk' (the only amaranth reference) as 97 on the GI. If this is true, that makes amaranth a very good post workout whole carb source.

02-03-2006, 09:53 PM
Well I want to replace intake of egg, chicken for one or
two days of a week with something...tuna not available where I stay.

One guy in gym said sprouted mung or wheat can be best alternative.
Any other way I can get 130g of protein.

pls check this link out

my knowledge about chemicals in protein is really limited.

02-04-2006, 12:28 AM
I'm suprised some of the big bulkers here don't use it in place of oats.

I do!! That's weird you posted this today. I just started eating the stuff yesterday... tons of it.\ Quinoa is great. I was just about to hit fitday for the macros, but you got them for me. Thanks :nod:

02-04-2006, 12:49 AM
Ooohh... okay, I have to look into this stuff!

02-04-2006, 12:59 AM
i like to use it in place of couscous in recipes. not my favorite thing, though.

02-04-2006, 02:32 AM
Seriously, a cup of Quinoa has like 600 cals, its tiny little grains that would blend up real fine, add 2 cups of skim, whey, pb, and you've got a 1000+ cal shake.