Not to be underestimated, these guys are the powerhouse of all sprouts. Not only are Alfalfa Sprouts bursting with flavour, they are filled with goodness! The nutrient level of the humble Alfalfa Sprout lifts the nutritional level of any meal thanks to their complex blend of vitamins, enzymes and all-important antioxidants.
Aside from being a super food, Alfalfa Sprouts can be used in a variety of ways in a range of dishes – not just as a garnish. Alfalfa Sprouts add colour to dishes as soup toppers, flavour and texture as sandwich fillers and a crisp freshness in our Ham, Salad & Alfalfa Wraps – yum!
Aussie Sprouts Alfalfa Sprouts are the secret to adding vital nutrients and flavour to your meals, easily. Grown in a chemical-free environment, Aussie Sprouts need just sunshine and water to thrive – no added ingredients necessary, so they’re safe for the whole family to enjoy on the go, or in a meal.
See our Alfalfa Sprout based recipes below to see just how versatile they are. There are so many ways to add the goodness of sprouts into your meals. Let us show you how.
See our delicious Alfalfa Sprout recipes here:
- Crispy Vietnamese Pancakes with Prawns & Bean Sprouts
- Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese & Alfalfa Bagel
- Avocado Toast with Goat’s Cheese and Pea Shoots
- Ham, Salad & Alfalfa Wraps
- Marinated Lamb, Tabouli & Sprout Kebabs
- Sprouty Chicken & Avocado Sandwiches
- Sesame Chicken & Alfalfa Won Ton Cups
Benefits of Alfalfa Sprouts
Minimises the Risk of Cancer
According to the book, The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods, co-authored by Michael T. Murray, and Joseph Pizzorno, these sprouts are packed with phytoestrogens and antioxidants, which balance hormones, reduce inflammation, and suppress the formation of new blood cells that give rise to cancerous cells.
Treats Menopause & Menstruation Irregularities
The high levels of vitamin K and phytoestrogens in alfalfa sprouts make them ideal for women as they balance estrogen levels to reduce hormone-related symptoms of menopause like mood swings. Vitamin K also has blood-clotting properties, which is why it can curb excessive bleeding.
With a minuscule amount of calories in these sprouts, they are the perfect fiber-rich food that will keep you feeling full without significantly increasing your daily calorie intake. Furthermore, the vitamins in these sprouts can help to stimulate the metabolism, which increases energy levels and boosts energy metabolism, thus helping to passively burn fat faster. While you shouldn’t eat too many alfalfa sprouts due to potential toxicity, daily consumption in your salads can definitely help to curb hunger pangs.
The notable fiber content in alfalfa sprouts makes it a prime food choice for people who are trying to prevent diabetes. Fiber can manage the balance of insulin and glucose in the body, which prevents the spikes and drops in blood sugar that can be so dangerous for diabetic patients. Regular consumption of sprouts can lower your risk of metabolic syndrome and other conditions related to diabetes.
Lower Cholesterol Levels
Studies dating back more than 40 years have found that alfalfa sprouts do have cholesterol-lowering properties, which means that these are good food choices for people at risk of coronary heart diseases. By reducing LDL cholesterol levels, you are able to protect against plaque formation in the arteries and blood vessels, which can lower your risk of atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes.
Boost Immune System
A single serving of alfalfa sprouts provides nearly 15% of your daily required intake of vitamin C, making these sprouts an excellent immune booster. By stimulating the production of white blood cells, alfalfa sprouts can protect the body from infections and inflammation. They also help in improving growth and repair, as vitamin C is such a critical part of collagen synthesis.
Dietary fiber is needed by the body for many things including optimizing digestion and promoting the movement of stool through the bowels. Alfalfa sprouts are dense with dietary fiber and are known to reduce symptoms of constipation, diarrhea, and gastrointestinal distress.
Promote Growth & Repair
There is a surprisingly large amount of protein in alfalfa sprouts – nearly 10% of your daily requirement in a 100-gram serving. This can help with growth, development, and repair throughout the body, and will even help boost muscle mass and decrease fat deposition.
Speed Up Healing Process
Vitamin K is in high supply within alfalfa sprouts, which can increase the speed of blood clotting in the body, making the healing process for wounds faster, and thus reducing the chance of infection. While too much vitamin K can cause cardiovascular problems and excessive blood clots, a moderate amount of alfalfa sprouts shouldn’t have these negative side effects.
Magnesium, iron, calcium, and vitamin K, all play a key role in building strong bones and alfalfa sprouts have these nutrients in moderate supply. Regular consumption of these sprouts helps to prevent the early onset of osteoporosis.
With notable amounts of various B vitamins, these sprouts are able to stimulate the metabolism in critical ways, ensuring that enzymatic reactions, hormone production, energy metabolism, and basic bodily functions take place smoothly. Being deficient in B vitamins has a number of negative side effects and these sprouts help to avoid them.
These alfalfa sprouts are considered a high-antioxidant food and have been associated with certain anti-aging properties, such as reducing the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes and improving the elasticity of the skin. The antioxidants can counter the effects of oxidative stress when eaten regularly (in moderation) and improve the glow and appearance of your skin.
Where to Buy
Aussie Sprouts are sold at Coles and Woolworths. Due to the short shelf life of the product, we supply only the East Coast of Australia and South Australia. Unfortunately, Aussie Sprouts is not available in Western Australia, the Northern Territory or Tasmainia.