Sprouts refer to seeds that have only just begun growing into a plant. The popularity of sprouts have suffered in recent years due to outbreaks of harmful bacteria. They are commonly seen as filler in any form of sandwich or salad that is trying to pass itself off as ‘good for you’.
Although sprouts can offer a nice change in texture, their flavor is mediocre at best. It is a fairly forgettable food, most likely not worth the gamble of becoming infected with bacteria.
Sprouts became an official snack on May 13th 2012.