Alfalfa Sprouts - the "Rich and Famous"
This renowned sprout needs no introduction. Beginners and experts swear by it, and you can find it in the produce aisle of most grocery stores. Rich by its nutrients, it wins the award of the most versatile and easy to grow. Please welcome... the Alfalfa Sprout!
Profile: Sweet and Mild.
How Do I Eat It?
Alfalfa sprouts are a perfect fresh and crunchy add-on when eaten raw in sandwiches, salads and wraps.
They can compliment a warm dish, like a stir fry or a soup. Add them 3-5 min before the dish is cooked. The sprouts will wilt down but will retain their mild nutty flavour.
Have fun experimenting with them!
Pear, Honey, Pecan & Sprout Sandwich
Inspired by Garden & Table
For two sandwiches:
• 1/4 cup cream cheese
• 4 slices cinnamon-raisin bread, toasted
• 1 tbsp finely chopped pecans
• 1 ripe pear, cored and thinly sliced
• 1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
• 1 tbsp honey
Spread cream cheese over 2 slices of bread. Sprinkle the pecans. Top them with pears, sprouts, a little drizzle of honey, and the remaining 2 bread slices.
How Do I Grow It?
The Alfalfa Sprout is a beginner's favorite for a reason: it is very forgiving and easy to grow. Little care goes a long way with this one!
• Use 1-2 tbsp
• Soak for 6-12 hours
• Rince twice a day
• Harvest in 5-6 days
How Good is it for Me?
The Alfalfa Sprout is used in alternative medicine to help treat a variety of health issues, from lowering cholesterol and blood sugar, reducing menopause symptoms and blood clotting. It is also a powerful antioxidant.
Omega-3, Potassium, Phosphorus, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Copper, Vitamin A, Vitamin B-Complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Chlorophyll...
A true healing sprout!
Seed Qty: Up to 2 tbsp
Soak: 6-12 hours
Rinse: 2x per day
Harvest: 2-3” long in 5-6 days
Alfalfa sprouts are a powerhouse of nutrition and adding them to your diet is an absolute no-brainer! They're low in calories and packed with vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin B-complex, vitamin C, calcium, potassium and iron. Plus, they're packed with antioxidants and phytochemicals that may help reduce the risk of certain diseases. To use them, simply add them to your favorite salads, sandwiches, or wraps for an extra crunch and a pop of flavor. You can also add them to bowls, omelets, or smoothies for an extra boost of nutrition. The possibilities are endless!