Organic alfalfa seeds, specially cultivated for growing sprouts and microgreens.
- Excellent source of vitamin K
- Rich in phytoestrogens
- Easy to grow, ready in 4-5 days
- Suitable for sprouting and microgreens
- 100% Organic – Soil Association Certified
- Lab tested & high germination guaranteed
Country of Origin: Italy
Botanical Name: Medicago sativa
Packaged in the UK
Shelf-life: 1-year minimum
Taste: Mild and nutty
Alfalfa seeds are among the more popular types to grow as sprouts or microgreens. A popular and nutritious addition to salads, sandwiches, and other dishes. They are easy to grow at home, making them a versatile and cost-effective way to add flavour and nutrition to meals.
Alfalfa sprouts can be eaten raw or cooked. Raw alfalfa sprouts contain significant amounts of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. Sprouted alfalfa seeds are a great source of dietary fibre and protein as well.
Health Benefits of Alfalfa Seeds
Alfalfa sprouts are a good source of many essential nutrients, including vitamins K and C, folate, copper, and manganese. They also contain numerous enzymes that can help the body break down food more efficiently.
Alfalfa sprouts also contain high levels of other bioactive plant compounds such as coumarins, saponins, phytosterols, phytoestrogens, flavonoids, and alkaloids. Phytoestrogens are chemically similar to estrogen.
John Hopkins Lupus Center recommends those with lupus or similar autoimmune conditions avoid alfalfa sprouts on account of the amino acid L-canavanine (read more).