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Alfalfa Seeds

Serving size: 1 cup sprouted raw (1/8 cup) (1 oz or 28.35 g)

Directions: Sprout and add to salads, soups, casseroles, etc.  When sprouted provides a valuable source of Vitamin A and protein. 

Nutrition Facts per serving:
Calories 10  Calories from fat 0

                           %Daily Value*

Fat 0 g  0%
Sat Fat 0 g  0%
Protein 1 g  3%
Cholesterol  0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 8 g 3%
Dietary Fiber
Sodium 7 mg  0%
Calcium  0%
Iron  3%
Vitamin C  5%
Vitamin A  0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
Total Fat less than 65 g
Sat Fat less than 20 g
Cholesterol less than 300 mg
Sodium less than 2400 mg
Total Carbohydrates 300 g
Dietary Fiber 25 g
Calories per gram Fat 9 
Carbohydrates 4 Protein 4

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WARNING FOR PREGNANT WOMEN:  If you are pregnant, check with a practitioner before ingesting this herb. Alfalfa seeds contain stachydrine and homostachydrine, which promote menstruation and in some cases can lead to miscarriage.

May cause stomach upset and diarrhea. Discontinue its use and inform your physician if the diarrhea and upset stomach does not go away.

Avoid eating alfalfa seeds, because they contain relatively high levels of the toxic amino acid canavanine. Ingesting large quantities of alfalfa seeds over a long period of time may lead to pancytopenia, a blood disorder that causes the deterioration of both platelets, responsible for blood clotting, and white blood cells, which fight infections.

Alfalfa contains saponins, chemicals thought to destroy red blood cells. Anyone suffering from anemia should use alfalfa only under the direction of an herbalist or a licensed healthcare professional.

Alfalfa has been known to aggravate lupus and other autoimmune disorders. The canavanine in alfalfa is believed to reactivate this disease in some people who are in remission. If you have an autoimmune problem, avoid this herb.


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