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Sunflower - Black Oil

Description/Taste


Sunflower micro-greens are graced with a nutty flavor and a crunchy texture, sunflower micro-greens are nothing short of awesome in sandwiches, soups, salads, scrambled eggs, and wraps. Both the leaves and the stems are edible These wonderful Greens are an excellent source of powerful “super food” and important source of non-meat Protein.  Sunflower green sprouts consist of long white to yellow shoots, slightly thinner than that of a bean sprout, capped with two petite bright green leaves. Sunflower green sprouts offer a refreshing crunch and a slightly nutty flavor with nuances of lemon and almond.

Current Facts


Sunflower green sprouts are the young seedling of the sunflower or Helianthus Annuus. Sunflower green sprouts are unique in the sprout world as they cannot be sprouted in water alone and require soil to grow.
 

Nutritional Value


Sunflower green sprouts provide a significant amount of vitamin b, vitamin E and zinc. They also contain chlorophyll, potassium and magnesium. Sunflower green sprouts offer all the amino acids needed to from a complete plant protein and have upwards of twenty to twenty-five percent protein.
 

Applications


Sunflower green sprouts are perfect for adding flavor and crunch to a variety of different preparations. Add to sandwiches, wraps and quesadillas to add texture and moisture. Use in sushi or salad rolls. Serve atop soups or stir-fried noodles. Add to green, grain and stacked salads. Puree into fresh juices and smoothies for a nutritional boost.
 

Ethnic/Cultural Info


In Ayurvedic medicine sunflower green sprouts are believed to aid in lung health and are used as an expectorant to aid in the prevention of respiratory infections.