Alfalfa sprouts are low in Saturated Fat and Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol. They're also a good source of Protein, Vitamin A, Niacin and Calcium, and a great source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, Pantothenic Aci
The alfalfa plant probably originated in the Near-East. Alfalfa is a remarkably nutritious plant, grown for forage longer than any other.
Alfalfa came to the Eastern United States with the early colonists and to the Western United States via Chilean gold seekers at the time of the California gold rush, when it was known as Chilean clover.