Alfalfa Seeds, Organic
Alfalfa seeds are in the legume family. The name "alfalfa" means "father of all foods." A most popular sprout, used in sandwiches, burritos and salads. Excellent alone or mixed with other seeds such as Radish, Clover, Broccoli, Cabbage or Fenugreek.
- Basic Sprouting Instructions: Place in a roomy container such as a quart (using up to 1 teaspoon of seed) or gallon jar (up to 3 tablespoons of seed). Soak in warm water 4 to 6 hours using enough water to keep seeds covered with water. Cover with a loose woven fabric, nylon stocking or mesh secured down by elastic or a rubber band. Rinse and thoroughly drain 2-3 times daily until sprouts are of desired length. Sprouting them in indirect sunlight will help them develop green leaves. Swish out seed caps in a basin of water if desired.
- Seeds for sprouting should be soaked, prior to sprouting for 5 minutes in warm water of pH6-7 with household bleach at the rate of 2 tablespoons per 1 2/3 qt of water. Seed not sold for direct human consumption.
- Nutritional highlights: Vitamins A, B, C, E, & K; rich in minerals and trace elements.
- Suggested uses: Juices, salads, sandwiches, soups, sprout loaves.