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QUESTION: I have recently read some of Anne Wigmore's books on sprouting. The benefits of sprouting made sense, so I invested in purchasing about 40 kilograms of sprouting seeds. I have just finished your book, and it makes total sense to me. My question is this: I am Blood type B. Your book indicates that I am not to eat many types of beans and lentils. Since I purchased many types of beans and lentils for sprouting, I am curious to know whether sprouts have the same lectins as the bean or the lentil. Please advise as to how your Blood Type Diet fits in with sprouting in general.
ANSWER: In general, sprouting denatures lectins in grains and legumes, changing an avoid food, into a less problematic food or potenially beneficial food. Since, I have not looked at all sprouts with respect to blood type, I can't unequivocalally tell you sprouted lentils would be okay for a B, but, based upon my knowledge of lectins, if the lentils are sprouted long enough the lectin content of the lentils would no longer be a concern.