Sunflower Shoots: The New, Healthy Potato Chip

April 02, 2013

Much to the chagrin of our long-term health, our taste buds are in charge when we grab a bag of potato chips off the shelf. If we aren’t mindful, our brains’ autopilot unconsciously pulls us toward these foods that are rich in flavor, to ensure our survival. To lessen the likelihood of this occurring, it helps to have a flavorful AND healthy food at arms length when we want to snack. Sunflower shoots are that food!

In a single bite, the stem and leaves of sunflower shoots combine to be a delicious nutty and crunchy bite. As this article title suggests, they can be consumed raw out of the bag as a quick snack. They can also be thrown into a stir-fry, are great in salads, can be juiced for drinks, can be placed in wraps, sushi, soups, or for the bakers, added to bread dough.

Many people are unaware that there is a spike in nutrient count when a vegetable is in the shoot stage. We harvest them at about the 7-day mark; at this point they have two leaves at the top of the stem. Sunflower shoots are rich sources of vitamins and secondary metabolites which benefit your immune system, are powerful antioxidants, aid the nervous system, bolster the cardiovascular system, promote bone health and much more! 3.5 ounces of sunflower shoots contain 22 grams of protein and 10 carbohydrates, 50,000 IU of Vitamin A, 52 mg of Vitamin E as well as Vitamin D, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Non-heme Iron, Calcium, Zinc, Potassium, Copper, and Magnesium

If you want to try this nutrient-rich superfood, visit us at the Saturday farmers markets or place an order on the website.



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