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How to Eat Alfalfa Sprouts

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author image Maude Coffey
Maude Coffey retired after 10 years working as a professional body modification artist in the tattoo industry. She is certified in principles of infection control and blood-borne pathogens. Coffey received additional training and classes, such as anatomy, jewelry standards and aftercare, from the Association of Professional Piercers. Coffey aims to educate about safe tattooing and piercing practices while writing for various websites.
How to Eat Alfalfa Sprouts
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Alfalfa sprouts, usually eaten raw, can be dangerous to consume if you are pregnant, a child or elderly, due to the dangers of salmonella, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. If you prepare raw sprouts correctly, you can reduce your risk of food-borne illness. Alfalfa sprouts are a good source of calcium, potassium, vitamin A and vitamin K, according to the USDA National Nutrient Database.

Step 1

How to Eat Alfalfa Sprouts
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Wash your hands with warm water and soap. Remove the alfalfa sprouts from the container. Run water over the alfalfa sprouts to rinse off surface dirt. Washing your hands before and after handling alfalfa sprouts and rinsing the sprouts thoroughly will ensure that any if any bacteria is on your sprouts it won't be passed to other foods, according to Food Safety.gov.

Step 2

How to Eat Alfalfa Sprouts
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Layer the raw alfalfa sprouts with lettuce, carrots, and any other vegetables you enjoy to make a salad. Squeeze a fresh lemon over the salad for dressing.

Step 3

How to Eat Alfalfa Sprouts
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Stuff a 1/2 cup of raw alfalfa sprouts into a piece of pita bread. Add falafel, tomatoes, and lettuce inside of the pita. Spread a tzatziki sauce on one side of the inner part of the pita bread for extra flavor in your sandwich.

Step 4

How to Eat Alfalfa Sprouts
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Saute or stir fry alfalfa sprouts with peppers, onions and chicken. Remove the alfalfa sprouts from heat after 30 seconds to avoid wilting, suggests Recipe Tips.com.

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