Update on Alfalfa Sprouts

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Raw alfalfa sprouts continue to be associated with outbreaks of foodborne illness.

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Which ones have changed? Let’s start at the beginning, and work our way across. Alfalfa sprouts, considered dangerous because of the risk of food poisoning; but what’s the latest?

Should we keep avoiding raw alfalfa sprouts? Yes. Another major Salmonella outbreak last year.

The FDA and CDC recommend not eating raw alfalfa sprouts. So, I continue to encourage people to eat broccoli sprouts instead.

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Which ones have changed? Let’s start at the beginning, and work our way across. Alfalfa sprouts, considered dangerous because of the risk of food poisoning; but what’s the latest?

Should we keep avoiding raw alfalfa sprouts? Yes. Another major Salmonella outbreak last year.

The FDA and CDC recommend not eating raw alfalfa sprouts. So, I continue to encourage people to eat broccoli sprouts instead.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by veganmontreal.

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

Doctor's Note

For more on sprouts, check out these videos:
Broccoli: Sprouts vs. Supplements
Antioxidants Sprouting Up
Biggest Nutrition Bang for Your Buck

And check out my other videos on sprouts

For more context, also see my associated blog post: Breast Cancer Stem Cells vs. Broccoli.

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