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Alphalpha. Bought some today. what is it for???

(18 Posts)
Branster Wed 13-Apr-05 21:05:37

I understand you can sprout it and eat it but have no idea what is it good for?
Anyone using it? And how do you eat yours?!

Fran1 Wed 13-Apr-05 21:10:08

errrm why did you buy it?

I have no idea by the way sorry!

Branster Wed 13-Apr-05 21:11:39

because i heard of it and thought the name sounds interesting! I know

these are seeds. are they suppossed to be full of some nutrients or something?

Fran1 Wed 13-Apr-05 21:13:19

I am sorry i really have no idea!

marthamoo Wed 13-Apr-05 21:15:05

Is it alfafa?

vict17 Wed 13-Apr-05 21:15:47

never heard of it - have you googled it?

Branster Wed 13-Apr-05 21:17:02

must be alfaalfa then! can't be bothered to go downstairs in the kitchen to check.
no forgot to google it. will do that now!!

marthamoo Wed 13-Apr-05 21:17:24

like this?

piffle Wed 13-Apr-05 21:18:11

alfalfa sprouts like cress, very nie, my dd and ds call them grass

JanH Wed 13-Apr-05 21:18:11

moo is right, it's alfalfa.

A Recipe (they're thin on the ground!)

Branster Wed 13-Apr-05 21:21:36

thanks moo! fancy that! you can use it in salads and stuff!

apparently: Alfalfa is a plant, which has been used for centuries. The word AL - FAL - FA means, ‘father of all foods’. It's no wonder that it is a natural resource of natures nutrients.
Got that from google

Branster Wed 13-Apr-05 21:26:48

Alfalfa contains protein and vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K. Nutrient analysis demonstrates the presence of calcium, potassium, iron, and zinc.

Nothing magic about it then!!! I suppose I better start srouting since I bought them now. How dissapointing...I imagined it to be some great cleanser/energizer whatever stuff.

marthamoo Wed 13-Apr-05 21:27:23

I've never eaten it - I imagine it's a bit like beansprouts? Let us know what it's like.

piffle Wed 13-Apr-05 21:30:46

branster you need mung beans

Branster Wed 13-Apr-05 21:40:32

what is mung beans piffle? do they exist or are you just trying to get me all excited??

Branster Wed 13-Apr-05 21:49:26

whey- hey!! Look at this:

The Father of all Foods" - Alfalfa is so named because it contains just about everything the body needs for survival. Alfalfa rejuvenates the system, detoxifies and enriches the liver, assists in weight loss, purifies the blood, aids digestion and acts as a general tonic. Alfalfa contains all known vitamins, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, selenium and zinc. A superfood - fresh, young, organic and it tastes delicious - no wonder it is so powerfully described.

And this:
Mung beans are usually associated with Chinese stir frys, but sprouted they are absolutely delicious raw, tasting rather like young peas straight from the pod. Mung beans are a wonderful blood and liver cleanser and are soothing to the digestive system. They are high in amino acids, iron, potassium and Vitamins A, C and E. They are a great energy boost.

here's the link:

Branster Wed 13-Apr-05 21:50:21

Try the link again

Branster Wed 13-Apr-05 21:51:46

thsi time it'll work!!

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