Alfalfa sprouts are one of the most popular of all sprouting seeds. They are nutritious; high in protein, essential amino acids, digestive enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and (when exposed to light) chlorophyll. Alfalfa sprouts add lively flavor and texture to tossed salads and sandwiches. The culinary possibilities are limited only by your imagination!
Sprouting is as easy as 1—2—3! Simply soak your seeds in water overnight (about 8 to 12 hours), place them in your sprouting container, then rinse at least twice daily until sprouts have reached the length you desire. See inside of packet for more information about growing sprouts.
Sprouts can be grown in a variety of containers. The easiest method is to use the Botanical Interests Seed Sprouter™. It provides optimal air circulation and drainage, and has removable tray dividers that allow you to grow up to four different batches of sprouts at once.
Sprout Seed Safety: To ensure you the safest possible sprouting seeds, a sample from each lot of sprouting seed we receive is sent to an independent laboratory where it is tested to determine that there are no detectable foodborne pathogens. Though great care has been taken to provide the highest quality possible, there may be a health risk when consuming raw sprouts. Please see the inside of this packet or our website for university research regarding sprout safety.
Artist: Libby Kyer
Q) Is it necessary to disinfect the seed?
A) Although disinfecting seed is not necessary for sprouting, we recommend disinfecting your seeds…More…