Alfalfa Nutritional Value And Analysis

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 100g

Amount per serving

Calories 27

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 1g %1

Saturated Fat 0g %0

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg %0

Sodium 6mg %0

Total Carbohydrate 2g %0

Dietary Fiber 2g %6

Total Sugars 0g

Protein 4g

Vitamin D 0.0IU %0

Calcium 32.0mg %2

Iron 1.0mg %5

Potassium 79mg %2

Phosphorus 70.0mg %7

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Vitamins in alfalfa

Vitamin D 0.0IU %0

Vitamin B12 0.0µg %0

Vitamin E 0.0mg %0

Vitamin B6 0.0mg %3

Choline, total 14.4mg %3

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.5mg %3

Vitamin A 155.0IU %5

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.1mg %6

Vitamin C 8.2mg %9

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.1mg %10

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 0.6mg %11

Vitamin K 30.5µg %25

Minerals in alfalfa

Sodium 6.0mg %0

Selenium 0.6µg %1

Potassium 79.0mg %2

Calcium 32.0mg %2

Iron 1.0mg %5

Magnesium 27.0mg %6

Zinc 0.9mg %7

Phosphorus 70.0mg %7

Manganese 0.2mg %8

Copper 0.2mg %17

Amino Acids in alfalfa

Valine 0.1g %7

Leucine 0.3g %9

Lysine 0.2g %10

Isoleucine 0.1g %10

Threonine 0.1g %12

Fatty Acids in alfalfa

DHA 0.00g %0

EPA 0.00g %0

DPA 0.00g %0

Omega-3 0.00g %0

"~" is missing data | Data Source

Macronutrients ratio

Carbohydrate Quality Score

Carbohydrates are made up of three components: fiber, starch, and sugar. Our score is based on Harvard research and our data analysis.

The Carbohydrate Quality Score of alfalfa is 100.0/100 which makes it a excellent quality carbohydrate food.


Protein Completeness

A protein is called complete when, proportionally to its overall amino-acid content, it has enough of each essential amino acids.

Alfalfa has an incomplete source of protein.

amino acid mg/kg of BW mg/g of protein
Valine 39 36
Leucine 59 67
Lysine 45 54
Isoleucine 30 36
Threonine 23 34
Met+Cys 22 0
Phe+Tyr 30 0

Protein Energy Ratio

Improving the protein energy ratio of your diet can be an effective strategy of increasing your diet quality an may potentially lead to weight loss.

The protein energy ratio in alfalfa is 5.7 which makes it a high P:E food.

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Energy density (ED)

Lowering the energy density of your food can be an effective strategy for the prevention and treatment of obesity without focusing on calorie intake.

The energy density of alfalfa is 0.2 which makes it a low energy density food.

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How nutritious is this food?

Micronutrients in alfalfa as % of Recommended Daily Intake per serving.

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Nutrient Density Score for alfalfa is 42/100 good).

The Nutrient Density Score tells you how much of the essential minerals, vitamins, amino acids and fatty acids you get per calorie. It helps you get the nutrients you need without consuming excess energy.

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Micronutrient Ratios

Advising the ratios of micronutrients in a complete diet maybe more informative than each single nutrient on its own. The table below shows major micronutrient ratios for alfalfa

Nutrient Ratio Value Ideal Ratio
Omega6:Omega3 N/A <4
Zinc:Copper 5.86 <12
Potassium:Sodium 13.17 >2
Caclcium:Magnesium 1.19 <2
Iron:Copper 6.37 <15
Calcium:Phosphorus 0.46 >1.3

Satiety Score

Satiety Score is a mathematical prediction of satiety based on macronutrients and micronutrients analysis of 650,000+ days of food logs.

satiety 77%

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This food is insulinogenic with low insulin load.

Our insulinogenic formula determines the degree that food will raise your insulin levels in the short term.

35% of insulinogenic calories