ALFALFA SPROUTING SEED
Alfalfa is an herb. People Uses its Leaves, Sprouts and Seeds.Alfalfa sprouts grow quickly, sprouting in just three to five days. Alfalfa sprouts are nutritious, have a variety of uses, and couldn’t be simpler to grow. With a growth time of just a couple of days, you can always have fresh sprouts available for use on salads, sandwiches and many other delightful treats.
These nutritious sprouts are high in antioxidants and are a great addition to salads and sandwiches.
Alfalfa is an ancient grain harvested for its leaves and seeds. Alfalfa seeds are highly nutritious. This food is low in Saturated Fat and Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Protein, Vitamin A, Niacin and Calcium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Copper and Manganese. In fact, studies show that alfalfa sprouts can combat two of the most common health issues in the world, particularly the U.S.: cancer and diabetes. And those are just two of the conditions alfalfa sprouts help treat or prevent. you can do cultivate very easily sprout alfalfa seeds at home for your family Nutrition.
Growing Alfalfa Sprouts at Home follow the Bellow instructions:
1.Purchase alfalfa seeds
2.Measure out 1 or 2 tablespoon of alfalfa seeds.
3.Wash and sort the seeds. removing any debris or floating matter.
4.Put the alfalfa seeds in a clear glass quart sprouting jar.
5.Cover the seeds with 2 inches (5.1 cm) of cold water
6.Cover the mouth of the jar with cheesecloth or clean pantyhose
7.Soak the alfalfa seeds for at least 12 hours.
8.Drain the water.
9.Rinse and drain the seeds again
10.Place the jar on its side in a dark location.
11.Remove the jar every eight to 12 hours to rinse the alfalfa seeds
12.Move the sprouts into the sunlight.
Spread the sprouts in a thin layer on a platter or dish and put them in a sunny window for about 15 minutes. This will activate important enzymes that make the sprouts so healthy. Wait for the them to turn green. When the sprouts turn green, they are ready to eat. Store them in the refrigerator, which also slows their growth, for up to a week.
Other Growing Methods are:
Using a Clay Tray.
Medicago sativa L.
Plant Family: Fabaceae
Seeds, sprouts, and all the aboveground parts of the plant.
ORIGIN: United States
ACTIVE COMPOUNDS: Canavanine (aka L-canavanine)
Alfalfa seed contains canavanine, an amino acid that can cause enlarged spleen and abnormal levels of red blood cells with high doses. Limit intake to no more than 3 tablespoons raw seed per day. Avoid entirely if you have systemic lupus erythematosus or have had a recent kidney transplant.
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