Is there anything wrong with them? Are they harmful in any way?
I love mung bean sprouts, but since I don't eat legumes, I don't eat those anymore, but I wonder about the others re: lectins and phytates.
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on November 19, 2010
at 08:25 AM
Unfortunately, I don't have any studies to back this up, but I remembered seeing something about alfalfa sprouts on The Healthy Home Economist a while ago, so I looked it up and found this: "Alfalfa sprouts are mildly toxic and inhibit the immune system. Eating them on a frequent basis can even contribute to inflammatory arthritis and lupus!" No details on that though.
Radishes are cruciferous (goitrogenic), and I assume the sprouts are as well, so if you're concerned about your thyroid I'd limit those (ditto with broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, etc). If you have a very healthy thyroid, you're probably fine with them.
I have no idea about clover, though. Sorry!