Alfalfa is a green superfood that is rich in vitamins, minerals and chlorophyll. It is an excellent source of balanced nutritional content and has been used for many centuries. The ancient Arabs used Alfalfa as a feed for their horses, claiming that it made their horses faster and stronger.
Alfalfa is rich in vitamins and minerals especially Iron and vitamin K considered an estrogen precursor, also may be used for allergies, anemia, arthritis, asthma, blood disorders, fatigue, digestion, high cholesterol and diabetes etc. It has also been used in tea form as a natural diuretic.
Alfalfa is better able to absorb minerals from the soil than other plants because of its deep root system. Therefore, alfalfa is a rich source of vitamins and minerals, as well as chlorophyll. Alfalfa is rich in saponins, numerous vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K, niacin, biotin, folic acid, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc. Alfalfa contains dozens of amino acids. Alfalfa is also higher in protein than many other plant foods, yielding 15 to 25 percent protein in dried alfalfa meal. Alfalfa leaves also contain flavones, isoflavones, sterols, and coumarin derivatives.