Microgreens - Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) - young leaves with unique taste are a great addition to meals that will allow us to stay in good health. They have become popular lately due to their nutritional value. These young, tender plants will add colour and flavour to any dish they are added to. Still, their biggest assets remain the high nutritional value and healing powers. They provide us with a wide array of important nutrients, including vitamins and minerals, of which they contain more than sprouts or developed plants. They are often confused with popular and established sprouts, but they are grown in soil and only the overground parts are havested, when the plants have developed first true leaves. Young alfalfa leaves have a delicate, intriguing taste. They contain large amounts of B vitamins, vitamin A and E. They also constitute a great source of phytoestrogens, iron, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus, why they are recommended to people suffering from anemia. Regularly consumed alfalfa microgreens will help prevent us from cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
Cultivation of Microgreens offers a great alternative for the city gardeners, who only have a balcony or windowsill for cultivation at their disposal. You will need a shallow container, standard soil and seeds. Strew evenly Microgreens seeds on the surface of the soil. Sprinkle them two times daily with water and provide with a sunny and warm place. After circa 2 - 3 weeks, when alfalfa has developed first leaves, you may begin with the harvest. This is a very easy and cost-effective way to enrich your diet.
Each package contains 4 g of Microgreens alfalfa seeds - for growing young leaves with exceptional taste. A growing guide and the sow-by date have been included in the product information.
- Weight: 4 g
- Use: direct, raw consumption
- Harvest time: 2 - 3 weeks after the sow
- Site: Indoors - containers, sunny, warm place; standard soil