Shasha Navazesh is ahead of his time. Shasha started making organic, non-GMO sprouted grain bread and cookies in 1999. Back then, most people were unaware of the inherent health benefits of these products. Drawing on his upbringing in Azerbaijan and his extensive knowledge of nutrition, Shasha followed his heart, creating bespoke products made from real, healthy ingredients with no compromise. Continue reading
About Sprouting and Germinating
There are many foods that can be sprouted including vegetables seeds, grains, beans and legumes. Sprouting essentially boosts the nutrition that is available to us from the seed. Each seed, by nature is coated in phytic acid (and prohibitor enzymes) a natural substance that prevents the carbohydrates in the seed from being broken down in our digestive tract. This phytic acid is nature’s way of protecting the seed from being eaten by animals, birds and insects before it contacts the soil and grows. When we take a seed and sprout them, we essentially break down the phytic acid barrier (and the prohibitor enzymes) so that our digestive systems can absorb and digest all the carbohydrates and all the abundant nutritional elements provided by each seed.
Sprouting grains, beans and legumes is a time-honoured tradition passed down from our wise ancestors thousands of years ago. Many to this day continue to sprout in their own kitchens and among their families to reap the incredible health benefits of these beans, grains and legumes all year long. In this blog, we’ll be taking a closer look at what sprouting is and why it’s vital to our health. Let’s look at this in more detail!
Every year the winter season comes around, and at ShaSha Artisan Bakery, we think the best part about it is the holiday season festivities! And with festivities, come treats!