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A 47-year-old member asked:

Why were alfalfa sprouts yanked from a lot of markets and restaurants? i loved them.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Contamination: There have been problems with salmonella and listeria food poisoning, unfortunately. The same moist, warm conditions you need to grow sprouts can be similarly luscious for bacteria to grow too. You can grow your own at home, but be very careful to keep things clean . .
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