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. Sunnies are high in B vitamins, especially folate. Folate is a necessary B vitamin for pregnant women. Sunflower microgreens are a rich source of lecithin which helps to eliminate accumulated deposits in arterial walls, and break down fatty acids into an easily digestible water soluble form. They are rich in chlorophyll which benefits many functions within the body, including building blood supply, revitalizing tissue, calming inflammation, activating enzymes, and deodorizing the body.
The sunflower microgreen is a natural expectorant for chest congestion: In Ayurvedic medicine*, these sprouts are thought to have the ability to encourage clearance of the lungs. Natural expectorants may also be used as a preventative measure against lower respiratory infections to deter the invasion of pathogens.
One of the best snacks on the planet. I've had customers come to my booth right before heading to the movies to replace sunnies for popcorn. If that aint saying something.
Outside of snacks, sandwand salads. I like them in kimchi as well as lightly sauted.
How to Care for your micro greens.
Unfortunately not all refidgerators are created equal. Some seem to create more condensation thatn others. The key to keeping just about all veg fresh is to keep it in tupperware(I hear glass works best.) or a seperate comapartment of the fridge. In the case of microgreens, I find a dry papper towel at the bottom of your tupperware acts as a great place to strore them. I also find putting them in the crisper helps that much more. The thinner microgreens like broccoli, cilantro, cabbage, radish etc. have a hard time if the fridge is on too low of a setting. Not to mention if your fridge is anything like mine, it may have areas that are cooler than others as well.