These days, alfalfa sprouts are incredibly common on all salad bars and in grocery stores. They are considered the best natural source of vitamin K, which helps bones to mend properly. Alfalfa seeds contain the plant world's equivalent of human estrogen, so women that are breast feeding or going through menopause may derive some benefit from alfalfa. It also is known to help keep calcium in the bones and out of the linings of the arteries, thus helping to prevent arteriosclerosis.
Our raw, non-GMO, Organic Alfalfa Sprouts are a complete, well rounded source of vitamins and minerals that may be extremely beneficial to the body. This amazing plant contains eight amino acids as well as calcium, zinc, magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, iron sulfides, choline and beta-carotene. Alfalfa is possibly an excellent source of Vitamins A, B, D, C, E and K. Alfalfa may also be rich in saponins, phytoestrogen and antioxidants.
Organic alfalfa sprouts are a true superfood that may support overall health and wellness. Historically used as an herbal diuretic and laxative, it may naturally support intestinal health. It may also be beneficial in supporting a sluggish appetite and calming an upset stomach. Alfalfa has been thought to possibly support a healthy detoxification response. It has also been used to support a healthy female cycle. Traditionally, it was used to possibly prevent fungus and support the elimination of excess water.
Alfalfa may support in the assimilation of protein, fats and carbohydrates. It may even support a healthy heart due to its nutrient content. This rich nutrition content may help support the prevention of malnutrition from anorexia or other disorders. Alfalfa is very alkaline and may be used to support a healthy pH balance. Importantly, alfalfa may have an anti-clotting effect; so it should not be used while taking aspirin or anti-clotting medication.
Alfalfa contains Superoxide Dismutase (SOD). The aging process has been directly linked to decreasing amounts of SOD in our system. Increased amounts of SOD cause our body to repair itself quicker. Additionally SOD acts to support a healthy inflammation response. It may be added to baths or body wraps for possibly soothing aching muscles or relieving body swelling. It can also be ingested with teas, smoothies or juice. Our Organic Alfalfa Sprouting Seeds will have you feeling super.
Some possible traditional uses of Raw Organic Alfalfa Sprouting Seeds may include:
- Possibly has a natural laxative and diuretic effect
- May support healthy digestive, pituitary and urinary systems
- May support the reduction of excess water in the bladder
- May support healthy joints and skin
- Possibly has a strong alkaline effect on the body
- May support the neutralization of acids in the intestinal tract
- May be a good source of Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)
- May support a healthy inflammation response
- May support healthy enzyme and healthy lipid levels
- May support healthy gums and foul breath
- May support strong blood capillaries
Constituents of Alfalfa Sprouting Seed include:
- Antioxidants- Ascorbate Peroxidase
Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Selenium, Potassium, Zinc, Phosphorus, Manganese, Copper
Vitamins: Thiamine, Vitamin C, Vitamin B-6, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Folic Acid, Folate (DFE), Vitamin A (IU), Vitamin A (RAE), Choline, Betaine, Vitamin K (phylloquinone), Beta Carotene, Alpha Carotene, Beta Cryptoxanthin, Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), Retinol
Amino Acids: Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Valine
Suggested Use: Soak 3 tablespoons of seeds in cool 70ºF filtered water for 8 to 12 hours. Then rinse and drain well. Keep seeds out of direct sunlight and rinse and drain thoroughly with cool water every 8 to 12 hours for the next 3 days. On day 4 relocate your sprouts if necessary to get indirect sun light. Continue to rinse and drain every 8 to 12 hours. On day 5 or 6 when sprouts have reached the desired length, remove seed hulls, rinse and dry with a paper towel. Once dry, put in a sealed container and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Yields approximately 2 cups (8 oz) of sprouts.
Botanical Name: Medicago sativa.
Other Names: Lucerne, Buffalo Herb, Lucerne, Purple Medic, Buffalo Grass.
Ingredients: Raw Organic Alfalfa Sprouting Seeds.
Origin: Grown in Italy. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
Certifications: USDA Certified Organic.
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Alfalfa Sprouting Seed is certified organic and passes our strict quality assurance which typically includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Organic Alfalfa Sprouting Seed packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Organic Alfalfa Sprouting Seed in a cool, dark, dry place.