ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5


Sprouting is like a science experiment where you make something new grow from something you already have. You know how you see little plants growing from the ground, well that can happen with the seeds you eat too!

When you eat seeds (like lentils, chickpeas, or almonds), they're usually hard and can be tough to chew. But if you soak them in water overnight, they begin to absorb the water and start to get softer.

After a day, you'll start to see little sprouts sticking out of the seeds - this means they are growing! This magic happens when the seeds get wet and then start to germinate, which is when the inside of the seed wakes up and starts to grow a little tiny plant.

Sprouting makes the seeds easier to digest and can be a healthier way to eat them. Plus, it's a fun and interactive way to learn about plants and how they grow!