Lucerne Powder Pouch
- Brand: FreshlyDried
- Product Code: Pouch resealable 6 oz (170g)
- Availability: Out Of Stock
Contains no artificial flavors or sweeteners.
Our Freshly Lucerne powders are perfect to add for juices, smoothies, desserts or to compliment any food.
Suggested serving tips:
For juice: Mix 1 tablespoon of powder for each 3 oz of water and sugar to taste. Makes 8 fl oz. Serving per bag 5. Recommended to add to fruit
For desserts: Add powder to taste
Or simply use powder to compliment any food like milk, cereals, yogurt, milk shakes, ice screams, sauces, etc.
Lucerne or named Alfalfa originated in southwestern Asia. It belongs to the pea family of legume. This leguminous crop is rich in protein, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K.
Some of its brilliant health benefits:
- Health Tonic: It contains 8 essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. Thus, it is a single food with multiple nutrients. Alfalfa is rich in various nutrients, which make it a good health tonic.
- Cholesterol: Alfalfa - Lucerne contains plant phytoestrogens, saponins and glycosides along with fiber. All these ingredients help in the lowering of the cholesterol levels in the blood
- Digestion: Alfalfa - Lucerne helps in increasing appetite apart from treating conditions like heartburn, indigestion and constipation.
- Diuretic: Alfalfa - Lucerne has a diuretic action and it helps in the flushing out of excess water. It is also found to be effective against the diseases of the kidney, bladder and the prostate gland
- Menopausal: The high content of phytoestrogen in Alfalfa - Lucerne helps in relieving the symptoms of menopause
- Artherosclerosis: Alfalfa - Lucerne contains some derivatives of coumarin, an anti-platelet substance. Blood clots adhere to the blood vessels and hence can make people more susceptible to atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Coumarin derivatives of Alfalfa - Lucerne help in reducing the risk of blood clot formation, and hence protect against atherosclerosis
- Alfalfa sprouts are high in "canavanine", a type of amino acid. Some researchers suggest that canavanine can worsen inflammatory conditions as found in rheumatoid arthritis. Hence, people with this specific health issue should avoid Alfalfa sprouts.
This article was contributed by Aparup Mukherjeet.
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