Sunflower plants aren’t just good for producing vibrant yellow flowers and protein-rich seeds. Sunflower shoots are one of the most popular microgreens out there!
Sunflower shoots have an enjoyably sweet crunchiness and offer a burst of energy thanks to their relatively high calorie content. Currently among our bestselling products, sunflower shoots tend to be especially popular among kids thanks to their irresistible tastiness.
If you’re looking for ways to use sunflower shoots in cooking, you should definitely add them to any salad you make. Any recipe item that you think needs some added crunchiness can benefit from the addition of sunflower shoots. Sunflower shoots go particularly well with noodle dishes.
In terms of nutritional value, sunflower shoots contain the following:
Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B15, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin F, Vitamin H, VItamin K, Choline, Folic Acid, Inositol, Calcium, Cobalt, Copper, Flourine, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorous, Potassium, Selenium, Silicon, Sodium, Sulphur and Zinc.
Like sunflower seeds, sunflower shoots are a good source of protein and amino acids. There are eight essential amino acids in sunflower seeds. Sunflower microgreens also contain antioxidants such as isothinocynates and sulphoraphane.