Alfalfa is a deep rooting legume with high levels of natural minerals and vitamins but low levels of sugar and starch. Alfalfa is an excellent source of digestible fibre, protein and calcium and is a more than suitable forage to satisfy your horse or pony's instinctive need to chew. Emerald Green Feeds Alfalfa Pellets are ideal for horses both young and old, they are very palatable and high in fibre content. This combination results in a steady release of digestible energy. They are also great forage for horses that have, or are prone to laminitis as alfalfa is naturally low in sugar and starch. The alfalfa is well documented as having the ability to neutralise excess stomach acid, one possible cause of stomach ulcers in horses, so Emerald Green Feeds Alfalfa Pellets can be particularly beneficial to competition animals fed with high starch feeds.