Common name: Lucerne, Alfalfa
Scientific name: Medicago sativa
Pre soak: 8-10 hours
Germination time: 2-3 days
Harvest time; 8-12 days
Flavour: Pea like taste
Nutrition: Vit-K, Vit-C, Vit-E, Beta carotene, Lutein, Antioxidants and other anti aging agents.
Health benefits: These microgreens reduces risk of breast cancer, Minimize menopause symptoms and excessive menstruation, Prevents osteoporosis, Lower blood glucose levels, Treat diabetes, Combat cholesterol.
Alfalfa microgreens are usually ready to harvest in 8-10 days. Microgreens are richer sources of various micronutrient especially vitamins and minerals. Some of the lipophilic vitamins are much higher in microgreens than mature parts. Like vitamin E content of microgreens is forty times higher than the mature parts. Anti-nutritional factors like nitrates and nitrite contents are low in microgreens. In addition to this microgreens are a dense source of various bioactive compounds. Microgreens are used in salads, sandwich and soups. It can also be used for stuffing parantha and other Indian foods.