Sunflower shoots are ready in 8–10 days.
They contain: vitamins A, B, D and E, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium and iron.
Benefits: they contain fibre, carbohydrates, protein and saturated fatty acids and essential amino acids. Amino acids deliver enzymes to cells to repair vital functions, including tissues. Sunflower microgreens contribute to blood formation, strengthen bones and nerves, and help to remove mucus from the bronchi and activate cells. Shoots are rich in antioxidants, which supports cell regeneration, promotes a healthy heart and can slow down the ageing process. Vitamins C, E and selenium improve artery health and reduce high blood pressure. Magnesium in shoots supports the cardiovascular, nervous and immune systems. Sunflower shoots are rich in zinc. This boosts reproductive health and interacts with over 300 enzymes to help the body function effectively.
Use: breakfast porridge, omelette, smoothies, various spreads, vegan poke bowl, salads, pasta dishes, pizza, as a snack.
Sunflower seeds need soaking before sowing. We recommend doing this for around 12 hours.
How thickly should I sow the seeds? It all depends on the size of the seeds.
Sowing recommendation for sunflowers ~ 7g of seeds on a 10 × 10 cm (100 cm²) tray.