How to Grow Alfalfa Sprouts
An easy way to grow your own healthy food is to start sprouting seeds. Seed sprouting produces healthy greens within a few days, and requires very little space or equipment. Alfalfa sprouts are one of the many kinds of plants you can sprout and eat. They provide a high amount of fiber, vitamin A, B, E and K. They are also a good source of protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, carotene and chlorophyll.
What You Need
Alfalfa sprouting seeds
Add 2 tablespoons of alfalfa sprouting seeds to your sprouting jar. Make sure the lid has a fine mesh screen that won't allow the seeds to escape from the jar.
Rinse your seeds with cool water, and then drain the water thoroughly from the seeds. Fill the jar with lukewarm water, and set it in a dark location at room temperature for 24 hours.
Drain the water from your seeds after 24 hours. Rinse your seeds again with cool water, and drain the water thoroughly from the seeds to prevent spoilage.
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Repeat the rinsing and draining of water from your seeds twice a day until the sprouts reach the length you desire.
Rinse your sprouts a final time. Drain the water completely from the sprouts, and store them in the refrigerator until you are ready to use them.
University of Wisconsin Extension; Growing Edible Sprouts at Home
Sprout People; Alfalfa
Nutrition Data; Alfalfa seeds, sprouted, raw
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