Here is another stellar and essential seed. It is one of the first plants that human beings have used since ancient times and also one of the sprouts that we recommend you use to get started.
Its name in Spanish comes from Arabic and its etymological meaning is "Father of all foods". In Italian its name is also very curious "Herba Medica", in fact its scientific name is Medicago Sativa. The etymology tells us how important this plant is for health. In addition to being healthy, it is exquisite, neutral in flavor, highly appreciated and easy to germinate.
It is one of the seeds with the highest yield. It’s capable of increasing their size more than 25 times after being germinated. In fact, it is very common that the first germination experience ends with a jar without enough space.
At a nutritional level, it stands out with the high content of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, D, E, K.
At a mineral level, it has a great balance of calcium, magnesium and manganese As a great way to incorporate calcium it is a good ally against osteoporosis. It also helps to strengthen hair and nails thanks to its silica content.
It contains between 15 and 25% of its weight in easily digestible proteins formed by the 8 essential amino acids. Making them a great tissue regeneration tool.
It also has a powerful estrogenizing antioxidant called coumestrol, which is very interesting for mitigating the symptoms of menopause.
In short, it is a grain to always have in our pantry and a sprout to consume regularly.
Its consumption is recommended for the entire population in general and especially in processes of weakness, post-operative, osteoporosis, menopause, athletes...
Once you germinate it you can store it in an air tight container in the fridge for 12/15 days in perfect condition.