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Are Sprouts Safe to Eat Raw?

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Sprouts are a great addition to a healthy diet. They're packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Plus, they are easy to digest for people with problems in that area. But you rarely seem to see them in stores anymore, because the warm, moist environment that they grow best in is the same environment that E. coli and salmonella prefer.

Who Should Avoid Eating Spouts?

To be extra, extra safe, the Center for Disease Control recommends that children, older adults, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems should avoid eating raw sprouts of any kind (including alfalfa, clover, radish, and mung bean sprouts). This also includes people with weakened immune systems include people undergoing cancer treatment, people wWhith HIV/AIDS, people with diabetes, and other groups.