Organic sprouted seeds – alfalfa – 150g
Alfalfa, is a perennial herbe that can grow from 30 to 80cm tall. Alfalfa has a complete nutritional profile and contains vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Researchers measured its total antioxidant activity using an index called FRAP: according to this study, the FRAP index of untreated alfalfa seed would be 34.5 μmol / g4. This level of antioxidant activity is relatively high: for comparison, researchers measured the FRAP index of other foods and the highest of the vegetables studied was spinach, with an index of 26.9 (1).
Germinated seeds of alfalfa are eaten in green shoots of 2 to 3 cm; the base of the shoots must be white, and the end green. They are ideal with salads or radishes, replacing lettuce in your burgers, tacos and sandwiches, in an omelette or soup (at the end of cooking). They also mix with shrimp and cheese sauce.
Caution: consumption of alfalfa is contraindicated for people who have had systemic lupus erythematosus; it contains L-canavanine, an amino acid that could contribute to worsening the symptoms of the disease.
Like all our sprouts (buckwheat, sunflower, lentils), our alfalfa seeds are carefully selected and come from organic production in Gironde in France
1 : Pellegrini N, Serafini M, et al. Total antioxidant capacity of plant foods, beverages and oils consumed in Italy assessed by three different in vitro assays. J Nutr 2003 September ; 133(9):2812-9.
Ingredients : 100% alfafa seeds to sprout (Medicago marina), from organic farming
Packaging : 150 g
Recommended use of organic sprouted seeds – alfalfa:
Soaking time: 8 hours
Germination time: 6 to 8 days