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Can You Eat Sunflower Microgreens 



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You can eat sunflower microgreens raw or cooked. If you’re cooking them, add them to the dish after you take them off the heat so that they maintain most of their crunch and crispy texture. They go great on a wide variety of dishes including soups, salads, omelets, and scrambled eggs, as well as sandwiches and wraps.

How to Eat Sunflower Microgreens

Sunflower MicroGreens
Sunflower MicroGreens

Sunflower microgreens can be eaten raw or cooked. They have a slightly bitter taste, so many people prefer to eat them cooked. To cook sunflower microgreens, you can use the same methods you would use to cook any other type of greens.

For example, you can steam them, boil them, or sauté them in a little bit of oil. You can also add them to soups or salads. Sunflower microgreens are a great way to add nutrition and flavor to your meals. 

You could even put some sunflower microgreens in your next smoothie for an added boost of nutrients! Sunflower microgreens are definitely a healthy and delicious choice. Enjoy!

Types of Sunflower Microgreen Seeds

What Is the Best Way to Eat Microgreens?

The most popular ways to use microgreens are:

  1. Mixing into salads.
  2. Layering in sandwiches.
  3. Garnishing drinks.
  4. Seasoning soups.
  5. Juicing them.
  6. Add to stir-fries.

Are Sunflower Microgreens Healthy?

Sunflower microgreens provide much of your body’s daily dietary requirements and essential nutrients. These tiny greens are a good source of vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6 as well as folate. Sunflower microgreens pack in plenty of iron and protein. They contain healthy fats like omega-3s and omega-6s for brain health.

Are All Sunflower Sprouts Edible?

You can eat the whole sprout including the white roots. The thick black shells can not be eaten but should be disposed of as green biowaste. It is important not to use sunflower seeds sold for birds. These are often sprayed with pesticides that the sprouts take in during the cultivation

Do You Soak Sunflower Microgreens?

The first step of growing microgreens is to soak the seeds. This softens the hard outer shell and helps the black oil sunflower seeds germinate quickly. Because they have such a tough hull, it’s recommended to soak these seeds for 24 hours total.

What Do Sunflower Microgreens Taste Like?

  • Sunflower microgreens have a slightly nutty taste that goes well with many dishes. 

Here are a few ways to cook sunflower microgreens:

  • Add them to soup or stew.
  • Use them as a topping for pizza or pasta.
  • Toss them in with some scrambled eggs.
  • Stir fry them with your favorite vegetables.
  • Mix them into a batch of homemade hummus or guacamole.
  • Sprinkle them on top of a salad or bowl of fruit.

The options are endless! Just be sure to use caution when cooking sunflower microgreens, as they can easily become overcooked and lose their nutritional value. Start by adding just a small handful to whatever dish you’re making, and add more if needed.

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How to Harvest Sunflower Microgreens

Harvesting sunflower microgreens are easy. simply cut the stems about an inch from the soil and wash the greens in cool water.


Sunflower microgreens are a delicious and nutritious addition to your diet. They can be eaten raw or cooked, making them a versatile ingredient for meals of all kinds. In this article, we’ve shown you how to grow sunflower microgreens at home and shared some recipes for incorporating them into your next meal. We hope you enjoy eating them as much as we do!

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