Organic Sunflower Seeds for Sprouts and Microgreens
Organic Sunflower seeds for Sprouts by the Latin name of Helianthus Annuus. Home grown Sunflower Sprouts are easy to cultivate in your own kitchen all year in any climate.
Your organic Sunflower seeds will grow into Sprouts in 7 days or Microgreens in 14 days. Both sizes of plants have a nice taste of fresh sunflower seeds. They are filling and delicious in juices, smoothies, salad and sandwiches.
150 gr seeds provide 45 handfuls of fresh Sunflower sprouts or 60 handfuls of crispy microgreens.
You can use the SproutPearl sprouter to cultivate these seeds. They will throw their thick hulls when you keep the leaves of the sprouts moist enough during cultivation.
Sprouting Time for Organic Sunflower seeds
If your kitchen temperature is 18-23 °C / 64-73 °F, then your Sunflower Sprouts should be ready for harvest after just 8 days of cultivation.
Organic Sunflower Seedsbefore soaking
Organic Sunflower Sproutsafter 4 days
Organic Sunflower Sproutsafter 7 days
Organic Sunflower seeds for Sprouts and Microgreens
Organic Sunflower seeds can be cultivated to both sprouts and microgreens in your own kitchen.
Sunflower belong to the bothanical family of Asteraceae. The Latin name for this wonderful variety is Helianthus annuus.
Sunflower sprouts taste of fresh sunflower seeds with a salad-like touch. They get a softer taste if they grow in a light spot.
Sunflower grows 20 cm long as sprouts from root tip to leaf top. As microgreens they are 40 cm long. They are green and white.
Microgreens and sprouts contain: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, E and Iron, Calcium, Phosphorus, Selenium, Zinc, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese.
Sunflower sprouts and microgreens form root hairs that resemble mould. Do not worry. They are just roots and eadible at all stages.
Sunflower sprouts take 7 days from dry seed to edible sprout. As microgreens they take 14 days from seed to harvest ready microgreens.
How to grow Organic Sunflower Sprouts and Microgreens
Measure out the right amount of your organic Sunflower seeds. Each half of the SproutPearl needs 10 gram seeds.
Soak the Sunflower seeds in fresh, cold, drinking water in a clean glass for 8 hours. Place the glass in shade.
Pour the wet sunflower seeds into your SproutPearl seed tray after soaking and rinse with clean, cool water.
Put the seed tray into the SproutPearl and place it on your clean kitchen counter out of hot sun or cold draft.
Rinse your Sunflower seeds and plants every morning and evening, until they are at your desired growth stage.
Your Sunflower sprouts are mature after 7 days. Sunflower microgreens are ready for harvest after 14 days.
Tips for Organic Sunflower Sprouts and Microgreens
MOULD OR ROOTS
Sunflower develop thin, white roots that resemble mould for the first 2-4 days of growth. After that they grow thicker and look more like roots.
These thin root hairs are natural and you cannot stop them from forming.
So just keep rinsing morning and evening. If you wish you can eat the roots too.
Sunflower needs to grow from whole seeds covered by tightly fit hulls. That way the soft seed inside is intact.
To easily rid of the hulls, you can grow the sunflower sprouts in a SproutPearl sprouter.
In this sprouter you can keep the sprouts moist, so they shed their hulls naturally during growth.