Vitamin K is key in your body’s absorption of calcium, which is crucial in maintaining strong bones and teeth. One 3.5-ounce serving of alfalfa sprouts contains 38 percent of the vitamin K your body needs daily to help you lessen your risk of osteoporosis. In addition, alfalfa sprouts contain 9 percent each of your daily recommended intake of copper, folate and manganese.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. When your cells are exposed to environmental toxins and to the after-effects of your normal metabolic functions they become vulnerable to attack by free radicals. These free radicals work on your cells much the same way that rust works on iron. Too many free radicals in your system can lead to certain diseases and can increase the visible signs of aging. Antioxidants such as vitamin C scour away the effects of the free radicals, reducing your risk of heart attack, stroke and some cancers while also keeping your skin and hair healthy and vibrant. A 3.5-ounce serving of alfalfa sprouts provides 14 percent of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C.
This is a light, fresh, and savoury appetizer that can also fill you right up. This roll is perfect for vegetarians and vegans as it contains absolutely no meat and no rice.
2 nori sheets
2 teaspoons mellow white miso
½ ripe avocado (thinly sliced)
¼ cucumber (seeded and cut into thin strips)
2 cups alfalfa sprouts
¼ cup carrots (grated)
¼ piece red bell pepper (cut into thin strips)
Lay down one sheet of nori, shiny side down, on a clean bamboo sushi mat. Using the back of a teaspoon, spread a teaspoon of miso in one horizontal line along the bottom third of the nori sheet.
Next, along the edge of the nori closest to you, layer half of the avocado, cucumber, alfalfa sprouts, bell peppers, and carrots.
To ensure a clean roll, grip the edges of the nori sheet and sushi mat together with your thumbs and forefingers. Press the filling toward you with the rest of your free fingers. Using the mat, roll the front edge of the nori over the filling. Squeeze with the mat, lift the mat, and continue rolling.
Just before the completely rolling the sheet, dip your index finger in water and run it along the free edge of the nori sheet. This will seal the roll. Cut the roll into 6 or 8 pieces (depending on how thick you want each piece to be).
Fill, roll, and slice the other sheet of nori and the remaining ingredients the same way. Arrange on a plate and garnish with a dip of your choice.
However, they are typically high in vitamin K and also contain many other nutrients, including vitamin C, copper, manganese and folate.
Alfalfa sprouts contain the same nutrients and are also very low in calories.
For example, 1 cup (33 grams) of alfalfa sprouts contains a mere 8 calories.
For people who want a nutritious boost in their diet, alfalfa sprouts are a low-calorie and delicious option. These young seedlings provide a number of impressive health benefits like promoting weight loss, preventing aging, managing diabetes, improving digestion, building bone health, helping heart health, and lowering cholesterol levels. Alfalfa sprouts are also a rich source of plant-based estrogen that boosts women’s health, reduces the symptoms of menopause, and regulates menstrual cycles.