Sunflower__pea_ Sunflower Microgreens
Grower: Good Shepherd Farm
Price: $5.00 ( 1 container)
%> Available (Exact): 4

About Sunflower Shoots: Sunflower microgreens are grown from sprouted sunflower seeds, which contain up to 100 times more regular enzymes than their fully-grown counterparts. This helps your body to assimilate important vitamins, phytonutrients and minerals easily. These tender shoots that we deliver are also rich in antioxidants and aid in improving heart health, slow aging, and in preventing cellular damage. High levels of vitamins C, E, and selenium can even reduce high blood pressure. The crunchy and nutritious sunflower shoots are delivered on the same day of harvest. Flavor Sunflower microgreens are sometimes described as tasting like fresh spinach! Its flavor is addictive when used with salads and smoothies. Sunflower Shoots Nutritional Benefits: Helps build blood, revitalize tissues and detoxify the body. Sunflower shoots are rich in Vitamins A, B, C and E. These also contain Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium and Phosphorus. A rich reservoir of Amino Acids, these aid in regular wear and tear of body and cell repair. Protein content: 20-25% What are Microgreens? Microgreens are essentially seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs. These pretty little things are also, though miniscule in size, concentrated in nutrients. Studies have shown that microgreens are loaded with nutrients, such vitamins, C, E, and K, lutein, and beta-carotene, 40 fold than the mature leaves of the same plants. Microgreens have intense and unique flavors There doesn't need to be much convincing for you to want to eat them; microgreens are absolutely delicious. Just like how they're concentrated in nutrients, they're also packed with intense flavors, featuring complex flavor profiles. Microgreens can also provide a nice textural contrast. Add a few microgreens to that dish, and your food can go a long way. How to use microgreens Microgreens don't only add color to your dishes as a garnish, but they're also great in juices, smoothies, salads, sandwiches and more. Benefits of Microgreens 1. High in Nutrients Microgreens are much more nutrient-dense foods than their fully mature counterparts. This is because they take all of the important vitamins and minerals found in the mature plant and manage to cram them into a much smaller package. Most vegetables provide a diverse array of nutrients. The microgreen versions of these vegetables boast just as varied a nutrient profile and can help boost your vitamin and mineral intake quickly and easily. In a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, microgreens contained between four to 40 times more nutrients by weight than their fully grown counterparts. This means that including just a few servings of microgreens into your diet alongside plenty of other fruits and vegetables can ensure that you’re getting the nutrients you need to maintain optimal health. 2. Contain Polyphenols Polyphenols are important natural chemicals that are found in many foods and contain powerful antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help prevent the buildup of harmful free radicals, which are highly reactive compounds that form in the body and can cause damage to cells as well as chronic disease. Polyphenols have been associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Most vegetables are high in health-promoting polyphenols. Some studies have also found that the microgreen versions of these vegetables are similarly high in polyphenols. 3. Improve Heart Health Some studies have also found that including microgreens in your diet could help decrease certain heart disease risk factors. Coupled with a balanced diet, healthy lifestyle and regular physical activity, incorporating a serving or two of microgreens into your day could help keep your heart strong and healthy.