United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release 28
Full Report (All Nutrients):  11001, Alfalfa seeds, sprouted, raw
Food Group: Vegetables and Vegetable Products
Scientific Name:  Medicago sativa
Carbohydrate Factor: 3.57   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 2.44   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
cup 33g

tbsp 3g
Proximates Water g 92.82 6 0.299 30.63 2.78
Proximates Energy kcal 23 -- -- 8 1
Proximates Energy kJ 96 -- -- 32 3
Proximates Protein g 3.99 10 0.563 1.32 0.12
Proximates Total lipid (fat) g 0.69 10 0.141 0.23 0.02
Proximates Ash g 0.40 10 0.044 0.13 0.01
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 2.10 -- -- 0.69 0.06
Proximates Fiber, total dietary g 1.9 -- -- 0.6 0.1
Proximates Sugars, total g 0.20 -- -- 0.07 0.01
Proximates Sucrose g 0.00 3 -- 0.00 0.00
Proximates Glucose (dextrose) g 0.08 5 0.039 0.03 0.00
Proximates Fructose g 0.12 6 0.059 0.04 0.00
Proximates Lactose g 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Proximates Maltose g 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Proximates Galactose g 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Minerals Calcium, Ca mg 32 10 4.659 11 1
Minerals Iron, Fe mg 0.96 10 0.114 0.32 0.03
Minerals Magnesium, Mg mg 27 10 3.978 9 1
Minerals Phosphorus, P mg 70 10 7.914 23 2
Minerals Potassium, K mg 79 10 9.790 26 2
Minerals Sodium, Na mg 6 10 1.094 2 0
Minerals Zinc, Zn mg 0.92 10 0.273 0.30 0.03
Minerals Copper, Cu mg 0.157 10 0.017 0.052 0.005
Minerals Manganese, Mn mg 0.188 10 0.019 0.062 0.006
Minerals Selenium, Se µg 0.6 -- -- 0.2 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 8.2 10 0.678 2.7 0.2
Vitamins Thiamin mg 0.076 10 0.005 0.025 0.002
Vitamins Riboflavin mg 0.126 10 0.017 0.042 0.004
Vitamins Niacin mg 0.481 10 0.044 0.159 0.014
Vitamins Pantothenic acid mg 0.563 10 0.069 0.186 0.017
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 mg 0.034 10 0.005 0.011 0.001
Vitamins Folate, total µg 36 10 0.800 12 1
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 36 10 0.800 12 1
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 36 -- -- 12 1
Vitamins Choline, total 1 mg 14.4 -- -- 4.8 0.4
Vitamins Betaine 1 mg 0.4 1 -- 0.1 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin B-12, added µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE µg 8 -- -- 3 0
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta µg 87 -- -- 29 3
Vitamins Carotene, alpha µg 6 -- -- 2 0
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta µg 6 -- -- 2 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 155 -- -- 51 5
Vitamins Lycopene µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0.02 -- -- 0.01 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin E, added mg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 30.5 -- -- 10.1 0.9
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.069 -- -- 0.023 0.002
Lipids 4:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 6:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 8:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 10:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 12:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 14:0 g 0.002 -- -- 0.001 0.000
Lipids 16:0 g 0.059 -- -- 0.019 0.002
Lipids 18:0 g 0.008 -- -- 0.003 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.056 -- -- 0.018 0.002
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated g 0.056 -- -- 0.018 0.002
Lipids 20:1 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.409 -- -- 0.135 0.012
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated g 0.234 -- -- 0.077 0.007
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated g 0.175 -- -- 0.058 0.005
Lipids 18:4 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Amino Acids Threonine g 0.134 1 -- 0.044 0.004
Amino Acids Isoleucine g 0.143 1 -- 0.047 0.004
Amino Acids Leucine g 0.267 1 -- 0.088 0.008
Amino Acids Lysine g 0.214 1 -- 0.071 0.006
Amino Acids Valine g 0.145 1 -- 0.048 0.004
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Other Caffeine mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Other Theobromine mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Flavones Apigenin 2 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0
Flavones Luteolin 2 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0
Flavonols Kaempferol 2 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0
Flavonols Myricetin 2 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.0 0.0
Flavonols Quercetin 2 mg 1.7 1 -- 0.6 0.1
Isoflavones Daidzein 3, 4, 5, 6 mg 0.02 8 0.05 0.01 0.00
Isoflavones Genistein 3, 4, 5, 6 mg 0.02 8 0.04 0.01 0.00
Isoflavones Glycitein 4, 6 mg 0.00 6 0 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Total isoflavones 3, 4, 5, 6 mg 0.04 8 0.09 0.01 0.00
Isoflavones Biochanin A mg 0.03 2 -- 0.01 0.00
Isoflavones Formononetin mg 1.43 3 2.14 0.47 0.04
Isoflavones Coumestrol mg 1.60 3 2.67 0.53 0.05

Sources of Data

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