Sunflower shoots are rich in Biophotons, which are the smallest units of light, stored in the tissue of young plants. The sun’s light energy is transferred from the plant to you.
Sunflower shoots are a complete protein, which is a protein that contains all the essential amino acids, which provide the cell with enzymes to perform vital functions, including tissue repair.
Sunflower shoots contain up to 100 times more nutrients than their full grown counterparts. The body assimilates these phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals much faster.
Antioxidant levels in sunflower shoots are very high which support cellular recovery, promote heart health, and slow aging. Vitamin C, E, and Selenium improve arterial health and reduce high blood pressure.
Sunflower shoots contain potent levels of magnesium that support healthy cardiovascular, nervous, and immune systems. And magnesium promotes a healthy mood!
The ample amount of zinc in sunflower greens boost reproductive health and works with over 300 enzymes to help your body function properly.
Sunflower shoots are packed full of essential fatty acids which are needed for the seedling to push out of the shell. Shoots contain up to 900% more nutrition than seeds alone!
Most of the time, microgreens carry a flavor reminiscent of the thing they’d eventually grow to be. Sunflower shoots are no exception. Their flavor walks the line between nutty and lemony, but with a more green taste, if you will. Sunflower shoots, like radish shoots, are best eaten raw in salads, sandwiches, wraps, and the like.