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.
Serving Size 1 cup (33g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 7Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.2g
Vitamin A 1%
•Vitamin C 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower
depending on your caloric needs.
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