Sprouting Seeds-Alfalfa and Clover
Sprouting seeds “Healthy duo” is a set consisting of alfalfa (Medicago sativa) and clover (Trifolium pratense). Sweet, juicy sprouts of those two plants constitute tender tasting, fresh and appetizing addition to all kinds of salads, soups, spreads and light sauces. Young shoots contain valuable vitamins, minerals and other substances that benefit our health, such as isoflavons, protecting us from cardiovascular diseases, mildening climacterium symptoms and supporting anti-cancer prophylaxis. Alfalfa and clover sprouts contain vitamins A, C, E, K and a rich set of B vitamins. They form an indispensible source of magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, kalium, iron, zinc, selenium, copper and other minerals. They improve metabolism, body resistance and work wonders for the condition of skin, nails and hair. They are very easy in cultivation – you will only need a sprouter or a large jar.
The container prepared for sprout production at home should be clean, preferably washed with hot water. You should soak the seeds in boiled, luke warm water for circa 6 hours, strain them and transfer onto a sprouter or into a jar. Cover the jar with gauze and place at an angle that would allow the excess water to drain off the sprouts. After that you need to rinse the seeds 2-3 times daily with luke-warm, boiled water. Juicy sprouts will become edible after 3-4 days after the sowing.