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Alfalfa Sprouting Seeds ,Enjoy The Various Benefits of This Miracle Seed !

$ 2.99
SKU P18535S


certified organic.
Alfalfa is very high in protein, with a sweet flavor that will enhance sandwiches and salads. 
1 oz, at least 10,000 seeds.

Alfalfa sprouts were named "al-fal-fa" by the Arabs who recognized them as "the father of all foods." Alfalfa sprouts are full of vitamins and minerals and are very low in calories. They're versatile, inexpensive and easy to grow, making them an excellent addition to your healthy diet.

Alfalfa Sprout Facts

Alfalfa sprouts are the immature shoots of the alfalfa plant. The plant itself isn't used for culinary purposes because the mature leaves are bitter. Alfalfa sprouts are extremely prone to carrying food-borne illnesses such as e. coli, listeria and salmonella, so it's best to grow your own from thoroughly disinfected seeds or make sure that the sprouts are cooked long enough to kill any possible bacteria. People with a compromised immune system, such as pregnant women and the elderly, should not eat raw sprouts at all.

Vitamin K in Alfalfa Sprouts

Vitamin K is key in your body's absorption of calcium, which is crucial in maintaining strong bones and teeth. One 3.5-ounce serving of alfalfa sprouts contains 38 percent of the vitamin K your body needs daily to help you lessen your risk of osteoporosis. In addition, alfalfa sprouts contain 9 percent each of your daily recommended intake of copper, folate and manganese.

Vitamin C in Alfalfa Sprouts

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. When your cells are exposed to environmental toxins and to the after-effects of your normal metabolic functions they become vulnerable to attack by free radicals. These free radicals work on your cells much the same way that rust works on iron. Too many free radicals in your system can lead to certain diseases and can increase the visible signs of aging. Antioxidants such as vitamin C scour away the effects of the free radicals, reducing your risk of heart attack, stroke and some cancers while also keeping your skin and hair healthy and vibrant. A 3.5-ounce serving of alfalfa sprouts provides 14 percent of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C.

How to Use Sprouts

Alfalfa sprouts are delicious both cold and hot. Put them on sandwiches instead of lettuce to add some greenery and crunch. They are especially good on any sandwich involving avocado. Add them to stir-fries or soups. Always wash your hands before handling sprouts, and rinse them thoroughly. Wash your hands again after handling them. If you have grown them at home and have a healthy immune system, you can add the sprouts at the very end of the recipe's cooking time. If not, sprouts should be fully cooked to kill any foodborne illnesses they may contain.

Sow in a mason jar with a shallow bed of water and cover the mouth with cheese cloth
Several times a day, drain off the water and provide fresh water
Seeds germinate quickly: in 2-5 days
It is not recommended to sow them outdoors
Because part of what are eaten as the sprouts are the actual purchased seeds

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