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Alfalfa sprouts

What are alfalfa sprouts? About the ingredient alfalfa sprouts. Including 46 recipes with alfalfa sprouts, and nutrition data.

About

Alfalfa sprouts

Alfalfa sprouts are the sprouted seed of the Alfalfa plant.

They are normally consumed raw and inject a fresh delicious taste and texture when added to sandwiches and as a salad topping.

It is easy to sprout your own Alfalfa in about 3 to 4 days. One tablespoon of Alfalfa seed grows about 3 cups of sprouts.

Alfalfa sprouts fans claim a wide variety of health benefits from consuming raw Alfalfa sprouts.

There is some concern over salmonella contamination by the CDC when consuming raw sprouts, however reported cases are limited (about 100 per year in the US). To put this in perspective there are over 100,000 cases each year of salmonella poisoning from eggs.

Some recommend washing the raw sprouts in a vinegar/water bath before consumption to add an extra measure of safety if you are concerned about the source or possible contamination.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (33g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 7Calories from Fat 2
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.2g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.7g 0%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars 0.1
Protein 1.3g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Food group

Alfalfa sprouts are a member of the Vegetables and Vegetable Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much do alfalfa sprouts weigh?

measure grams
1 cup 33
1 tbsp 3

In Chinese:苜蓿芽
British (UK) term: Alfalfa sprouts
en français:germes de luzerne
en español:brotes de alfalfa

Recipes using alfalfa sprouts

There are 47 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Middle Eastern Sandwiches
New York Goodwich
Peppercorn Beef Tenderloin with Gorgonzola and Chive Mousse
The Mr. Turkey Sandwich

All 47 recipes

References

Usda nutrition data almost 3 years ago

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