Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) , also known as Lucerne, is scientifically classified as Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots (unranked): Rosids Order: Fabales Family: Fabaceae Genus: Medicago Species: M. sativa.

Alfalfa, also known as lucerne or Medicago sativa, is a plant that has been grown as feed for livestock for hundreds of years. It was long prized for its superior content of vitamins, minerals and protein, compared to other feed sources. Alfalfa is a part of the legume family, but it's also considered to be an herb. It seems to have originally come from South and Central Asia, but it has since been grown around the world for centuries.

Health Benefits

Alfalfa is used for kidney conditions, bladder and prostate conditions, and to increase urine flow. It is also used for high cholesterol, asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, upset stomach, and a bleeding disorder called thrombocytopenic purpura. People also take alfalfa as a source of vitamins A, C, E, and K4; and minerals calcium, potassium, phosphorous, and iron.

Nutrient Facts

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy   96kj
Dietary fiber   1.9g
Carbohydrates   2.1g
Sugars   N/A
Fat   0.7g
Protein   4g
Calcium 3% 32mg
Copper 0%  0mg
Iron 7% 0.96mg
Magnesium 8% 27mg
Manganese 9% 0.188mg
Phosphorus 10% 70mg
Potassium 2% 79mg
Sodium 0%  6mg
Zinc 10%  0.92mg
Vitamin A IU % 0mg
Vitamin A equivalent 0% 0mg
Beta-Carotene 0% 0mg
B1 - Thiamine 7% 0.076mg
B2 - Riboflavin 11% 0.126mg
B3 - Niacin 3% 0.481mg
B5 - Pantothenic acid 0% 0mg
B6 - Vitamin 3% 0.034mg
B9 - Folate 9% 36mg
Vitamin C 10% 8.2mg
Vitamin E 0% 0mg
Vitamin K 29% 30.5mg
Choline 0% 0mg
Betaine   0mg
Other constituents    
Water   0
Fluoride   0

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