Organic Alfalfa Sprouting SeedsThe Alfalfa is a valuable source of vitamin A, B, D, and E and also vitamin C and vitamin K, responsible for blood clotting. The great value in Alfalfa is rich quality, quantity and the right balance of calcium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus, chlorine, potassium and silicon.
The Alfalfa is one of the richest foods in chlorophyll leads to both animals and people healthy and active aging. It is a highly alkaline food and valuable treatment for many diseases. Increases contraction of the intestines, restore digestion and ensures better absorption of food. The Alfalfa, in the form of juice from the leaves was found to be very beneficial in most problems the arteries and heart disease. This juice is also useful in respiratory diseases.
How to cultivate sprouts in your house
Carefully wash fruits or seeds you select. Put a plate the amount of seed you want to use (20-50 grams). Deselect and remove them or those who have broken stigmas. Then, put the seeds in a colander and rinse with lukewarm water. Then lay them in the bottom of a spacious container or a glass jar. Make sure the container you use is large enough to be easily air circulation and additionally there is enough space to grow sprouts and you can take them out with ease.
Put the pan under the faucet and let the water run, no pressure and it overflows the container for at least one minute. In this way the healthy seeds will stay at the bottom while unfit squeezed. The amount of water left in the reservoir would be 4.5 fingers above the level of the seeds. Cover the container with a white open-weave cloth (or gauze) and fasten it with a rubber band. Alternatively you can use jar with lid (with strainer). Let the seeds soak in water, in the dark, temperature 15 to 25 degrees Celsius for 6-12 hours.
The time required for germinating seeds are 5-7 hours
During soaking the seeds turn the jar to drain the water. Immediately rinse the seeds with lukewarm water, using the following procedure: Place the mouth of the jar is sealed as the gauze in running tap water and then invert carefully until they drain all the water.
The seeds need rinsing 2 times a day for the first 2-3 days, then 1 time per day is sufficient. After each wash the seeds should be stored in a dark place (a cupboard or buffet). Continue to rinse the seeds for 3-5 days (depending on seed) until you reach the germ of 3-4 cm length. When the sprouts grow to the desired height you can use. Do not leave more than 7 days, because their roots will grow long and gain bitter taste.
How it will maintain
To get the most out of the nutrients, it would be ideal to consume immediately once the merger. Before drinking sprouts follow the following procedure to enhance the valuable chlorophyll. Leave the jar exposed to natural light, throw-in indirect lighting for 6-7 hours. With this method developed small leaves. If you do not consume them at once, you can keep in the refrigerator for about one week after taking them out of the container and place them in a special bag cooler.