Sep 22, 2010
by Linda Ricciardi

New products: Bio Buds can be digestion’s best friend

Sha Sha Co. has a new product line called Bio Bud.

They are organic sprouted grains, legumes and pods, sprouts and sprout-based products.

The four new Bio Buds are raw organic sprouted brown rice, mung beans, lentils and adzuki beans.

All you have to do for the brown rice, mung beans and lentils is soak in lukewarm water for 25 minutes, and then cook for 30 minutes until they are done to your liking.

The adzuki beans need to soak for 30 minutes and cook for 35 minutes.

Sha Sha Co. says they help digestion, boost immunity, are bioavailable and contain fewer allergens. Sprouting breaks down gluten, which many people have trouble digesting.

The Bio Buds are available at Goodness Me on 176 Locke St., and 1000 Upper Gage Ave., Hamilton, and 3455 Fairview St., Burlington.

Suggested retail is $5.19 for a 1-pound (454-g) bag.

Adzuki Beans

Approximate nutrition per 3/4 cup: 350 calories, 1 g fat, 23 g protein, 63 g carbohydrates, 17 g fibre

Mung Beans

Approximate nutrition per 3/4 cup: 360 calories, 1 g fat, 25 g protein, 62 g carbohydrates, 15 g fibre


Approximate nutrition per 3/4 cup: 360 calories, 1.5 g fat, 26 g protein, 61 g carbohydrates, 18 g fibre

Brown rice

Approximate nutrition per O 1/2 cup: 380 calories, 3 g fat, 7 g protein, 80 g carbohydrates, 3 g fibre