Red clover contains phytoestrogens and should be eaten only occasionally.
How to grow red clover sprouts
- Soaking: No
- Sprouting time: 2 to 6 days at 64 to 68 °F (18 to 20 °C)
- Harvest: After 6 to 9 days
- Rinse/drain: 2 times per day
- Germinators: Tray seed sprouter, glass sprouter
- Harvest quantity: 1 cup of seeds yields 6 to 8 cups of sprouts.
How to use and store red clover sprouts
- Eat raw: Yes
- Aroma: The red clover sprouts are not spicy, they have a light nutty taste.
- Uses: Salad, vegetable dishes, herb curd, as a topping for bread as well as for decorating
- Store: The sprouts can stay fresh in the refrigerator for about a week. They are not suitable for freezing.
What is Red Clover?
Trifolium pratense is a plant from the large legume family (Fabaceae). It grows in meadows, pastures and along roadsides. Its original distribution area is in Europe, North Africa and some Asian regions. As a cultivated plant it also reached North America and South America.
The flowers of red clover can be made into tea, which is said to be effective against menopausal symptoms.