Microgreen Profile: Sunflower 🌻

Sunflower Microgreens 🌻. These bad boys are so good for you! Out of all the micros we grow on The Plot Sunflower has the thickest steam and highest density. Just like the mature flower, the microgreens have a long tubular steam that has two thick full leaves coming out of it. Their texture combined with their mild nutty flavor make them a crowd pleaser every week.

Sunflower Microgreen are a perfect source of complete protein. In fact, they are considered to be the most balanced of all of the sources of essential amino acids, helping to repair muscle tissue and aid in enzymatic functions in the body. 💪🏽 They help build our skeletal, muscular, and neurological systems. They activate every cell of the immune system and help to keep gut bacteria healthy, thus improving our ability to fight disease.

They boost fertility as they contain high amounts of zinc. Zinc is a well-researched mineral that is essential for the development of sperm. Sunflower microgreens are a nutritional powerhouse packed with vitamins A, B complex, D, and E; they also contain minerals including calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus. Sunflower are high in B vitamins, especially folate. Folate is a necessary B vitamin for pregnant women.

Sunflower Microgreens are wonderful as a raw snack or garnish to anything you want some texture and crunch with.

Outside of the infamous salads, sandwich and egg spruce up all microgreens are known for. Sunflower are great in kimchi and due to their thick steam can handle a little heat. Try them blanched or sauteed with your stir-fry, pasta & noodle dishes.

Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus Avocado Toast By @natural_intentions

Niya Sandwich Bread and CeleriaKraut By @fermentality

Sprouted Lox Toast By @juliaip_creates

We'd absolutely love to see what y'all are doing with your microgreens, Sunflower and all. Submit your creations to be featured. Interest in cooking & rapping with Justin? We are looking to host our next Let's Chuck soon, get at us.

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