Clover Sprouts Part 1
Although Clover Sprouts are not ranked as high as Mung Bean and Alfalfa Sprouts they are still very well known. You may actually be eating Clover Sprouts while thinking they are Alfalfa Sprouts. They may have been tucked on a sandwich or inside a pita bread pouch, perhaps you may find them on top of a salad. These sprouts, commercially grown, are also readily available at large and small grocery stores alike. Although, I prefer growing my own.
Why are Red Clover Sprouts so Popular?
Why so popular? Their mild taste and good looks are appealing. They add a significant amount of fresh taste to anything and look good while doing so. Red Clover sprouts mature to a nice bright spring green color and remain crunchy and sweet.
Sprouting clover is easy as it takes well to all different platforms: jars, tubes, The Easy Sprouter, trays, The Sprout Master Tray Sprouters, automatic electric sprouters, The Easy Green Mikrofarm Automatic Sprouter and clay trays, The Terra Cotta Sprouters.
How is Red Clover Used?
Red Clover is used as an herb – both the seeds and the dried leaves. It is a short lived perennial plant. It is widely used as a fodder crop and fixes nitrogen in the soil. Many people, including my husband, use it a green manure crop.
For sprouting, red clover sprouts are mild and sweet tasting. Most people don’t mind its crunch and that is why it does so well in sandwiches and sitting atop salads. Red Clover sprouts juice very well because of their high water content. They also blend very well for use in salad dressing and other recipes.
We’ll discuss more on clover sprouts in the next post.
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