Does Alfalfa Sprouts Contain Any Gluten?


Today we’re going to be answering the question: are alfalfa sprouts gluten-free? But first, we will take a look at what alfalfa is and does alfalfa have gluten in it at all?

What Is Alfalfa?

Alfalfa is a plant from the legume family. Others may say it’s part of the herb family. It’s leaves, sprouts, and seeds are all used to make a variety of products. For example, crop for livestock, medicine, and food for us.

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Gluten is a protein that you will find in a selection of grains, such as wheat, rye, and barley. The alfalfa plant itself is not a cereal grain, so isn’t something we must avoid while following a gluten-free diet.

Is Alfalfa Gluten-Free?

They’re extremely versatile and easy to grow. They contain large amounts of Vitamin K, Vitamin C, folate, manganese, copper, and folate.  an help anemia prevention due to the levels of iron and folate 

Benefits Of Alfalfa Sprouts

Potential Dangers Of Alfalfa Sprouts

Celiac is an autoimmune disease and it has been proven that alfalfa sprouts or supplements can cause an inflammation in consumers with certain autoimmune disorders. 

Ranch Dressing – Does It Contain Gluten?

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Ways To Incorporate Alfalfa Sprouts Into Your Diet

 Add to your sandwich Use as part of a sandwich filling Replace them from beansprouts in stir-fries or spring rolls Put them on top of soup

Riverford Organic Farmers have a tasty-looking recipe, which is super easy. Their Beetroot, Carrot and Alfalfa Salad is not only gluten free, but dairy-free too! It’s healthy, nutritious, and can easily be adapted. 

Alfalfa Sprouts Recipe

Growing At Home

You can easily grow alfalfa sprouts at home. All you need are alfalfa seeds, a mason jar, and water. It really is that simple! Pass the Plants has a step-by-step guide on how to grow them at home.

Ranch Dressing – Does It Contain Gluten?

Balsamic  Vinaigrette

Adding Alfalfa Sprouts

Alfalfa sprouts can be a welcome addition to your diet. And remember if you’re celiac and are wanting to eat alfalfa sprouts, please always check with a healthcare professional first.

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