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Alfalfa Sprouts

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Description

Alfalfa sprouts are a member of the pea family.

Almost any seed that is endowed with the potential for the next generation of life is "sproutable". When a seed is sprouted, much of the stored nutrients burst into the sprout, making it a wealth of health-giving substances.

Estimated Glycemic Load=0
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=1,510

Selecting & Storing

Since alfalfa sprouts grow indoors hydroponically (in water), they are available year-round. Sprouts are sold loose, in plastic bags, or in clear plastic boxes making it easy to see and evaluate the quality of the sprouts. They should be moist and crisp, and should look and smell fresh. Avoid sprouts that appear to be slimy, discolored, moldy, or give off a sour smell. Refrigerate sprouts in the container they are packed in or store loosely packed in plastic bags. Sprouts that are tightly packed will be crushed and begin to decay quickly. And don`t wash them before storing. Boxed sprouts will keep for four to five days.

Special diets
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
  • VitaminK
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Nightshade
  • No Grains
  • No Seeds
  • No Peanuts
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 cup(s)alfalfa seeds

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Calories: 8

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 1 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.23 g
Saturated Fat
0.02 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.02 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.13 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
58 g
ALA
58 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0.69 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.0599999999999999 g
Sugars
0.06 g
Fiber
0.63 g
Protein
1.32 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
51.15 IU
1%
Vitamin C
2.71 mg
5%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.01 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.01 mg
0%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
10.07 mg
13%
Folate
11.88 mcg
3%
Niacin
0.16 mg
1%
Riboflavin
0.04 mg
2%
Thiamin
0.03 mg
2%
Choline
4.75 mg
1%
Minerals
Calcium
10.56 mg
1%
Copper
0.05 mg
2%
Iron
0.32 mg
2%
Magnesium
8.91 mg
2%
Manganese
0.06 mg
3%
Phosphorous
23.1 mg
2%
Potassium
26.07 mg
1%
Selenium
0.2 mcg
0%
Sodium
1.98 mg
0%
Zinc
0.3 mg
2%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
1.98 mcg
Beta-carotene
28.71 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
1.98 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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