Of all the greens I grow, I find sunflower greens to be the most accessible for people new to the microgreens world. They are crunchy and have a delicious nutty flavor. They are larger than most other microgreens so are easy to work with. As with most greens, sunflower greens contain many nutrients. In fact, the leaves of a microgreen plant have been found to contain five times the nutritional value of the same leaf on a mature plant!
Specifically, sunflower greens contain high levels of vitamins K, A, C, B6 and folate as well as iron, protein, and Omega 3’s and 6’s. They support good immunity and energy and provide a complete source of amino acids. A serving of microgreens, about 100 g, contains only 27 cal yet provides 88% of the daily value for iron! That makes them excellent for people eating a plant-based diet who are in need of iron sources.
Selenium, found in sunflower greens, regulates hormone levels and has been found to mitigate thyroid disease. Also, the vitamin E found in sunflower greens has been found to protect against Alzheimer’s progression. As you can see, these little microgreens are mighty indeed!
I like to eat sunflower greens fresh out of the fridge after a quick rinse. Another delicious way to enjoy sunflower greens is to balance one or two on a slice of apple and drizzle a bit of balsamic vinaigrette over the whole thing before digging in. Delicious!
I hope you decide to give sunflower microgreens a try. Please click the link here Strawberry Moon Farm Microgreens to order if you are located in Rensselaer or Albany counties, New York. Until next time I wish you fruitful days and quiet nights!