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In modern kitchens Alfalfa sprouts are used in salads, stir fry’s and on sandwiches. However the modern cooks may not know that these tiny plants can have a very different use.
The farming communities of Australia know Alfalfa us Lucerne and it is grown for feeding stock.
Alfalfa has been grown around the world for thousands of years and is thought to have originated in Iran.
Alfalfa Sprouts are usually grown in spring but like a warm climate.
These tiny sprouts contain vitamins –
A, D, E and K (Which helps in blood clotting)
Alfalfa Sprouts are harvested when they are about a half an inch high and contain Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium and Iron.
They are also a plant that is very high in protein.
The Chinese have been known to use Alfalfa in a lot of medicines but in Australia we love them as a vegetable that is tasty, good for you and easy to use.