Despite their small size sunflower shoots contain an amazing amount of vitamins and minerals. In addition, they are also delicious, with a slightly nutty flavor that adds a distinctive quality to salads, sandwiches, and even tacos.
Sunflower shoots offer one of the most balanced forms of a complete plant protein around. They are full of folic acid, B complex, vitamins A, D, and E as well as important minerals including calcium, copper, iron, phosphorous, magnesium and potassium.
Aside from the health benefits, sunflower shoots are a tasty treat, best eaten raw. Feel free to snack on them as is or add them to a salad made with the lettuce and other veggies in this weeks box.