You might find sunflower sprouts blooming subtly beneath your bird feeder. As with most microgreens they are delicious and nutritious. They are stemmed plants about 4-6” tall with 2 leaves on top. Sunflower sprouts possess a dense texture with a fresh flavor, something like spinach.
Store your sunflower microgreens as you would any salad produce, in a plastic bag or a sealed container in the refrigerator and it will last for many days. Rinse properly before using and add the nutty green sprouts to your salads, sandwiches, and smoothies.
Sunflower sprouts 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.
Sunflower sprouts are a concentrated source of calories. A ¼ cup serving of sunflower sprouts is 190 calories, while the same serving of the seed kernels is 204 calories.
Sunflower sprouts can be a fresh addition to your next meal, here are some recipes to get you started cooking with sunflower microgreens.