Alfalfa is a germinated alfalfa seed. Often used in Asian dishes, it’s also a good addition to soups, sandwiches and salads.
Nutrition Info (per 100g):
23kcal; 2.1g carbs; 3.99g protein; 0.69g fat; 1.9g fiber Rich in Vitamins K and C
Contains high levels of phytoestrogens and antioxidants
May decrease cholesterol
Look for sprouts that smell fresh and clean. Wash thoroughly-if musty smell, discard.
Alfalfa Sprout Omlette
Add to stir fries for the last 30 seconds of cooking
Add to soup after heating soup
Toss in microwave for a minute before they turn brown to make them crispy
Raw sprouts should not be consumed by children, elderly and those with weakened immune systems according to the FDA. Cooking reduces the chances of bacterial infection.