Red Clover

Red Clover sprouts

Trifolium pratense


Red clover contains phytoestrogens and should be eaten only occasionally.

microgreen from Red Clover

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.
germinating Red Clover seeds
Germinating red clover seeds in a tray seed sprouter, 2 days after sowing.

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.
Red Clover in a field
Commercially grown red clover in a field in Normandy (France).

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.

Red Clover tea
Tea made from dried flowers of red clover.