Alfalfa is a type of bright green grass common in desert regions, and has been employed by numerous civilizations as both a food, medicine and a source of hay.

The name alfalfa is Arabic in origin and literally means, “father of foods” and is an excellent source of several important vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin K, as well as beta carotene.

Alfalfa grass grows sprouts that are a popular accompaniment in salads, while the leaves and seeds are often made up as health supplement preparations, either in pill or powder form, or as a refreshing tea.


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