Alfalfa Nutrients and Health Benefits

Alfalfa SproutsIn this Article I would like to introduce you to a flowering plant, that somewhat resembles a clover, called Alfalfa. Alfalfa is also called lucerne, lucerne grass, chara, gadab, rajka, or Binomially called Medicago Sativa. Alfalfa doesn’t like to be planted on existing Alfalfa fields, so it is very recommended to rotate your fields with other species or plants like wheat or corn before planting Alfalfa on the same field again. Alfalfa is mainly grown and used for feeding different kinds of animals. Alfalfa Sprouts are very edible for humans and they taste good in sandwiches and salads.

Alfalfa is also considered as an insectary plant because of so many insects that it attracts to itself. To prevent the alfalfa being destroyed by many kinds of insects, some farmers use Chemicals or Genetically Engineered Alfalfa Seeds which are very dangerous for human’s health, but as long as it’s cheaper… you know what I mean :) So, watch out when you shop for Alfalfa sprouts and try to get the Organic ones. Anyway, the Nutrients in a cup or 33 grams of Raw Sprouted Alfalfa seeds are:

– Vitamin A
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate, Folic Acid
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin K
– Choline
– Betaine
– Protein
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus
– Potassium
– Sodium
– Zinc
– Copper
– Manganese
– Selenium
– Natural Fats
– Omega 3 Fatty Acids
– Omega 6 Fatty Acids
– Calories
– Carbohydrates
– Dietary Fiber
– Natural Sugars

Alfalfa SeedsThe Possible Health Benefits of Alfalfa depending on the amounts of some of these Nutrients are:

Vitamin K
– Improves blood clotting
– Reduces bleeding
– Improves kidney function
– Improves bone growth
– May protect from osteoporosis

Omega 3
– Reduces Inflammations
– Protects blood from over-clotting
– Reduces Cholesterol
– Reduces lipids
– Lowers Risk of atherosclerosis
– Lowers Risk of obesity
– May Reduce Growth of Cancer cells
– Prevents depression
– Protects from cardiovascular disease
– Helps protect from type 2 diabetes
– Reduces fatigue
– Prevents from dry and itchy skin
– Strengthens hair
– Strengthens nails
– Improves concentration ability
– Reduces joint pain

Organic Alfalfa SeedsCheck these out – Alfalfa Sprouts Certified Organic Seeds 50 Grams:

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Organic Alfalfa LeavesOr, check these out – Alfalfa Leaves – Certified Organic 100 caps:

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One thought on “Alfalfa Nutrients and Health Benefits

  1. Just because my parents use alfalfa as fodder for animals, it is so weird to drink alfalfa tea.

    Anyway, the animals know better :).

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