Start growing sunflower sprouts at home — it’s super easy and fun
Most of us are used to eat sunflower seeds as snacks or add them to our salads, but surprisingly these little seeds are packed with massive amount of life force. All you have to do is to soak them overnight and this will kick-start the growing process. After one week of growing on a window sill you will have wonderful bush of sunflower greens, as seen on the picture above.
How we do it:
1. put the unhulled (black) sunflower seeds into a jar and soak them overnight. Soaking will start the germination process.
2. Then pour the water and leave the seeds sprouting until you see little roots coming out from the tip of the seeds.
3. Then prepare the tray, put 1–2cm layer of soil and cover it with the seeds. At first, cover the tray with some plastic or damp cloth in order to prevent the seeds from drying.
4. Water the sprout babies daily, so they will grow strong and juicy.
Sunflower sprouts are high in fiber, protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins A, B complex, C, D and E. In addition to that they contain calcium, phosphorous, iron, iodine, potassium, magnesium and the trace elements zinc, manganese, copper and chromium.
And we find them super delicious. We like to eat them as snacks, add them to salads and green soups and smoothies :) Enjoy.