Red Chinese Mulberries
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Alfalfa sprouts are the young shoots of the Alfalfa plant. Crisp and brightly colored, alfalfa sprouts produce thin white roots capped with petite leaves in various colors of yellow, brown and light to dark-green. Coloring varies due to exposure to light. Offering a sweet nutty flavor, Alfalfa sprouts have a crunchy texture.
Alfalfa sprouts are available year-round.
Alfalfa sprouts, scientifically known as Medicago sativa are an herbaceous perennial legume and a member of the Fabaceae or pea family. Known also as “The Queen of all Forages” the alfalfa plant today is grown predominantly as a feed for cattle known as hay. Today the sprouts of the alfalfa seed are popularly harvested when very young and used in culinary preparations for both their taste, texture and nutritional properties.
Alfalfa sprouts are a concentrated source of vitamins, minerals and enzymes. They are rich in vitamins K and C and also contain potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron as well. They also contain a high content of phytoestrogens which have been shown to aid in the prevention of heart disease and contain saponins which are being studied for their ability to improve cholesterol health and boost the immune system. Alfalfa sprouts also contains high levels of isoflavone which has been utilized in Chinese medicine to treat the symptoms of menopause.
Alfalfa sprouts can be used to add texture, moisture and crunch to a variety of culinary preparations. Add to green and grain salads or to sandwiches, quesadillas and wraps. Sprinkle atop omelets and other egg preparations. Combine with fresh herbs and add to soft cheeses, yogurt or butter to add texture and flavor to spreads and dips. Add to green drinks or smoothies for a nutritional boost. Always be sure your sprouts are fresh and that they are washed thoroughly with water before use. The FDA has made recommendations for growers and consumers on how to avoid contamination when selecting and preparing sprouts, consult their website for further details.
The use of Alfalfa in sprouted form as a young shoot is documented in Chinese and European folk medicine for the treatment of a variety of aliments including indigestion, hayfever, anemia, bladder problems and arthritis.
Alfalfa is believed to be native to central Asia and was fist domesticated in Turkey and Iran. Alfalfa has long been used as an important fodder crop worldwide dating back more than 6,000 years as a popular feed for cattle and horses. In its young sprouted form it has been documented for use as a medicine in ancient times but did not come onto the culinary scene as a popular food source for humans until the 1970’s.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Kettle Coffee and Tea||Escondido CA||760-738-8662|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|Don Chido||San Diego CA||619-232-8226|
|Zeetogroup||San Diego CA||619-955-8558|
|AToN Center Inc.||Encinitas CA||858-759-5017|
|Barleymash||San Diego CA||619-276-6700 x304|
|Paradise Point Resort Main Kitchen||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|La Costa Resort & Spa Main Kitchen||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Voltaire Beach House||San Diego CA||619-574-6878|
|Beach Hut Deli & Ryan Bros Coffee||San Diego CA||619-277-4388|
|UCSD Food & Nutrition Department Hillcrest||San Diego CA||619-543-2764|
|Coin-Op Game Room||San Diego CA||818-448-0129|
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 x4|
|Town & Country San Diego||San Diego CA||619-291-7131|
|Sorority Cuisine - Achio||San Diego CA||310-402-6195|
|Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort||Carlsbad CA||760-602-0800|
|Searsucker Del Mar||San Diego CA||858-369-5700|
|Hilton Garden Inn||San Diego CA||858-720-9500|
|Hotel Palomar-Salt Box||San Diego CA||619-515-3003|
|Scrimshaw Coffee||San Diego CA||951-663-2207|
|Rubicon Deli India Street||San Diego CA||619-200-4201|
|Bao Beach||San Diego CA||858-270-9900|
|Lil Farmers Cafe (PB)||San Diego CA||858-652-1535|
|Seasons of La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-456-8619|
|Miho Gastrotruck||San Diego CA||619-867-4295|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station Banquets||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|Crown Point Catering||San Diego CA||619-223-1211|
|Na Pizza-San Diego||San Diego CA||858-380-6791|
|Meraki Cafe||San Diego CA||415-819-2175|
|Claire's on Cedros||Solana Beach CA||858-259-8597|
|Harvest by The Patio||San Diego CA||619-550-1262|
|Encontro North Park||San Diego CA||619-291-1220|
|Rubicon Deli-UTC||San Diego CA||619-200-4201|
|Pacifica Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-792-0505|
|Horton Grand Hotel||San Diego CA||619-544-1886|
|Birds Eye Kitchen||Encinitas CA||760-815-4299|
|Local Greens Liberty Station||San Diego CA||619-487-9346|
|Saint Mark Golf and Resort, LLC||San Marcos CA||858-273-8440|
|Urge Gastropub and Whiskey Bank - Oceanside||Oceanside CA||858-395-8809|
|Viewpoint Brewing Co.||Del Mar CA||858-205-9835|
|Delta Zeta||San Diego CA||619-295-3172|
|Kensington Cafe||San Diego CA||619-640-0494|
|Paradise Point Resort Barefoot||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Brockton Villa Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-454-7393|
|Seed + Sprout||San Diego CA||612-666-8016|
|Pure Burger||Carlsbad CA||760-683-5101|
|Lil Farmers Cafe||San Diego CA||858-430-6553|
|Chosen Foods||San Diego CA||877-674-2244|
|Healthy Creations-Encinitas||Encinitas CA||760-479-0500|
|Culinary Concepts||San Diego CA||858-530-1885|
|La Clochette Du Coin||La Jolla CA||619-402-7911|
|Olive Tree Marketplace||San Diego CA||619-224-0443|
|Milton's Delicatessen, Grill & Bakery||Del Mar CA||858-792-2225|
|Local Greens||Solana Beach CA||858-504-0332|
|Rabbit Hole||San Diego CA||619-255-4653|
|Surf Side Cuisine (Deli)||San Diego CA||619-507-0891|
|Maderas Golf Club||Poway CA||858-451-8100|
|The Farm Golf Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-5585|
|Toast Catering||san diego CA||858-208-9422|
|Shorehouse Kitchen||La Jolla CA||858-459-3300|
|Optimum Health Institute of San Diego||Lemon Grove CA||619-589-4022|
|Maretalia Ristorante||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|The Place Catering||San Diego CA||858-549-7000|
|Bahia Resort Hotel||San Diego CA||858-488-0551|
|Catamaran||San Diego CA||858-488-1081|
|Farmers Bottega||San Diego CA||619-458-9929|
|Fish Pit||San Diego CA||619-546-9369|
|Little Lion||San Diego CA||619-519-4079|
|Pendry SD (Pool House)||San Diego CA||619-738-7000|
|Sorority Cuisine - Kappa Alpha Theta||San Diego CA||619-339-1924|
|Chateau Lake San Marcos||San Marcos CA||760-471-0083|
|Vi At La Jolla Village||San Diego CA||858-646-7700|
|Larry's Deli||San Diego CA||619-795-7100|
|Lucky Bolt||Mira Mesa CA||917-969-9500|
|Ballast Point Brewing - Temecula||Temecula CA||619-295-3173|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|Seasalt||Del Mar CA||858-755-7100|
|Rubicon Deli Pacific Beach||San Diego CA||858-488-3354|
Recipes that include Alfalfa Sprout. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Belly Full||Turkey and Swiss Cheese Wrap with Spicy Mayo|
|Ezra Pound Cake||California Sandwich|
|Belly Full||Pear Honey Sandwiches|
|Spoonful of Flavor||Spring Superfood Bowl with Blueberry-Ginger Dressing|
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