Alfalfa is a plant in the pea family, making it a legume. The word Alfalfa is derived from the Arabic name "Al-Fal-Fa" or "Father of All Foods". Alfalfa is also known as Medicago sativa as a green super food that is naturally rich in a variety nutrients and has been used historically as a medicinal food.*
Alfalfa provides eight amino acids, which the body needs in order to build proteins. It also provides chlorophyll and a wide range of vitamins (A, B1, B6, C, E and K), as well as minerals such as calcium, iron and zinc.