Alfalfa is normally thought of as "animal fodder" but when sprouted, alfalfa sprouts make a tender flavorful and very healthy addition to sandwiches and salads. The sprout can also be used in breads and other dishes as well.
You can purchase fresh sprouts at many health food stores including Whole Foods Markets. Trader Joe's stocks some sprouts too. You can sprout seeds at home to with simple little sprouting kits you can buy online. There are many styles available at Amazon.com: Gardens Alive! Two-Tiered Seed Sprouter. When sprouting your own seeds make sure to purchase seed that is specifically intended for sprouting. Some garden seeds are chemically treated and should be avoided.
If you don't have alfalfa sprouts there are several good substitutes:
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