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What is the problem with eating alfalfa sprouts?

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Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Alfalfa sprouts

Alfalfa sprouts are high in protein and easily digestible, making them a good food.
I am not aware of any problems with eating them, as long as they are fresh and have not spoiled.

In brief: Alfalfa sprouts

Alfalfa sprouts are high in protein and easily digestible, making them a good food.
I am not aware of any problems with eating them, as long as they are fresh and have not spoiled.
Dr. David Lemme
Dr. David Lemme
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Occasionally batches are recalled due to (suspected) contamination with Salmonella or Listeria, but such occurrences are relatively uncommon.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Basically I agree with Dr. Lemme; however, Johns Hopkins Lupus Center states, "Alfalfa sprouts contain an amino acid called L-canavanine that can increase inflammation in people with lupus by stimulating the immune system. As a result, people with lupus and similar autoimmune conditions should avoid alfalfa sprouts completely."
Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Salmonella

They have been found in the past to be sources of salmonella infections.

In brief: Salmonella

They have been found in the past to be sources of salmonella infections.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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