Alfalfa sprouts are a super food because they:
- Contain nutrients such as calcium, folic acid, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, sodium, and zinc.
- Are the top source of anti-oxidants among all vegetables.
- Are the only plant that supplies the full range of vitamins, from vitamin A, B complex (even B12), C, E, to K. And, placed in indirect sun for a couple of days before harvesting even produce blood-healing chlorophyll.
- Are beneficial for those with arthritis, high blood pressure, low immunity, high LDL cholesterol, short-sightedness, and ulcers of the intestine. (See this link.)
There are a few different ways to grow sprouts (and there are many different kinds you can grow), such as the old-fashioned way with hose or cheesecloth. But I love my three different-sized plastic screens that make it super easy, provide the proper ventilation, and can be re-used countless times.