New Delhi, April 27 -- For the month of April, the Whole Grains Council has highlighted all the sprouted grains in their section, grain of the month. Apparently, the simple act of soaking grains overnight turns plain grains into powerhouses of nutrients. We get experts to give us the lowdown on not just their health benefits but also for whom it might not be suitable for.

WHY SPROUTED WHOLEGRAINS?

According to Edwina Raj, senior dietitian, the process of sprouting reduces the antinutritional factors, allergens and brings out enzymes. "Sprouting increases the amount and bioavailability of nutrients including proteins, vitamins (A,B,K,C) and minerals. This turns them into potential and inexpensive nutritional powerhouses. Further, this make...