Red clover is a source of many valuable nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C. Red clover is also considered to be one of the highest natural sources of isoflavones.
Several studies of a proprietary extract of red clover isoflavones suggest that it may significantly support female health issues during change of life. During this time women are at increased risk for developing osteoporosis (significant bone loss) and some studies suggest that a proprietary extract of red clover isoflavones may support healthy bone density and even boost bone mineral density. The natural effects of red clover isoflavones may be involved, and red clover also may have a direct effect by supporting the body’s ability of preventing the breakdown of existing bone.
Red clover may also support the body’s ability to block enzymes thought to contribute to male health issues. It has shown a definite limiting effect however, in the development of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), which is an enlargement of the prostate gland.
The red clover has long been used internally just as much as externally to support general well being. It can often be found packaged into various balms in order to topically support skin health sores and burns. It does have the ability to support a healthy inflammation and pain response and even blood purifying properties, thanks to its active substances such as eugenol, myricetin, biochanin-A, caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, coumarin, formononetin, genistein and isorhamnetin.
It is believed that red clover may support heart health in several ways. Although results from human studies are not definite, some show that taking red clover may support healthy levels of 'bad' low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) as well as levels of 'good' high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in the body. In addition, red clover may also support healthy bile acid levels. Because cholesterol is a major component of bile acid, increased bile acid production usually means that more cholesterol is used and less cholesterol circulates in the body. Additionally, red clover contains small amounts of chemicals known as coumarins, which may help the body’s ability to keep the blood from becoming thick and gummy.
Constituents of Red Clover Sprouting Seeds include:
- Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc
- Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B-6, Folate, Choline, Beta carotene, Vitamin A (IU), Vitamin E, Vitamin K
- Amino Acids: Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine,. Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Proline, Serine
- Phytochemicals: Phenolic Glycosides, Flavonoids, Salicylates, Coumarins, Cyanogenic Glycosides, Mineral acids, Isoflavones
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: Trifolium pratense.
Other Names: wild clover, cleaver grass, marl grass, cow grass, trefoil, purple clover.
Ingredients: Raw Red Clover Sprouting Seeds.
Origin: Grown in Canada. 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 Red Clover 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 Red Clover 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 Red Clover Sprouting Seed in a cool, dark, dry place.