Alfalfa is a plant which grows 1-3 feet tall. Its roots can reach deeply, helping it survive in harsh conditions. Many farmers use alfalfa as a cover crop and as “green manure” for its beneficial effects on the soil.
Alfalfa isn’t often considered to be more than animal food, but it’s full of essential nutrients, making it an excellent choice for those looking to add some extra green to their diet easily. There are many ways to get alfalfa into a diet. You can brew it as a tea (mix it with other teas for better flavor), or you can simply mix it in with almost any food: smoothies, salads, soups, etc. Alfalfa’s subtle flavor opens the door to many different uses.
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