Information on juicing Alfalfa sprouts
Juicing Alfalfa sprouts can provide great health benefits as well as enable us to cheaply grow our own
produce that we can use for juicing. It is incredibly easy to grown our own alfalfa sprouts that will be
ready for harvest within days. Sprouts are packed full of nutrients and by growing your own alfalfa
sprouts for juicing you can provide yourself will a totally organic, pesticide and herbicide free
crop. You can obtain organic alfalfa seeds online or from your local health food outlet.
Sprouting your own Alfalfa will also ensure that it is at its freshest when
it goes into your juicer as you can juice the alfalfa on the day of harvesting
them. For more information on sprouting alfalfa see our sprouting
To prepare your sprouts for juicing simply rinse them, drain them and then wrap them up tightly in
something like a lettuce leaf. Feed the stuffed lettuce leaf into the juicer. This should help the
juicer extract the juice from the alfalfa sprouts more efficiently.
If you are buying alfalfa sprouts look for brightly coloured, crisp looking sprouts. The sprout
roots should be white whilst the leaves may range in colour from yellow to pale green to darker
green. The amount of sunlight the leaves have received will determine their colour, the more
sunlight they receive the darker green they will become.
Only juice mature alfalfa sprouts (which have set 2 leaves). Non-mature sprouts and non-sprouted
alfalfa seeds contain the amino acid canavanine. Canavanine can retrigger autoimmune disease such
as rheumatoid arthritis.
Alfalfa sprouts should be stored in the fridge. Avoid sprouts that are turning brown or have dry
looking roots, this is a sign that they are past their peak. Another indication of alfalfa being
past its optimum condition is if yellowy white water starts to form in the bottom of the container
they are being stored in.
Alfalfa sprouts are a good source of protein, calcium, magnesium, potassium, silicon, cobalt and
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