Alfalfa - Medicago sativa L.
Translated from Arabic, the name "Alfa Alfа" means "Father of all food."
Sprouted alfalfa is an amazing healer: just one teaspoon (about 5 g) of alfalfa for germination gives up to 50 g of the most powerful living product in terms of healing effect.
Young sprouts of alfalfa have a mild pleasant taste and a rather light nutty aroma. In cooking, they are often added to vegetable salads, sandwiches, smoothies, and other dishes.
Sprouted of alfalfa is a wonderful detoxifying and tonic agent that lowers the level of bad cholesterol and prevents atherosclerosis.
It helps to increase lactation in nursing mothers and actively stimulates the production of estrogen. Especially useful for women to prevent breast cancer, as well as during menopause.
Also, alfalfa sprouts are recommended against infectious diseases and colds, with vegetative dystonia, acute and chronic cystitis, prostatitis, gastrointestinal diseases, as well as rheumatism and arthritis.
In addition, alfalfa can be deservedly considered a natural antibiotic. Its regular use improves the elasticity of the arteries, stabilizes blood sugar levels, and lowers blood pressure.
Sprouted alfalfa helps to form tooth enamel, prevents the development of caries and is known for its bactericidal effect on pathogenic microorganisms that multiply in the oral cavity during periodontal disease and caries.
Alfalfa microgreen is an excellent general tonic. Sprouts are recommended to be eaten to prevent anemia, atherosclerosis, oncology, to strengthen bone tissue, with exhaustion, diabetes, arthritis, heart pain, allergies, pain in the bladder, with diseases of the kidneys, liver, spleen, eyes, with increased fatigue and physical weakness etc.
Alfalfa contains many calcareous substances - the "building material" for the bones of the body.
This plant also helps to increase immunity and regulate the function of the pituitary gland.
Nutritional information for alfalfa sprouts:
- carotene, vitamins (A, group B (1, 2, 3, 5), C, D, E, K and very rare vitamins among plants: D2, D3 and B12)
- a source of calcium, fluorine, potassium, iron, silicon, chlorine, phosphorus, manganese and sodium
- includes all the essential amino acids (alfalfa is one of the best pet foods for a reason).
Readiness: 4-6 days.
Storage: refrigerated for up to 5 days.
Eng.: Bastard medic, sand lucerne. Suom.: Sinimailanen, alfalfa. Swed.: Blålusern.