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Sunflower – Sprouting Seeds


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Organic Sunflower Sprouting Seeds

Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) Sprouting Seeds. Sunflowers are not only one of the most beautiful and recognisable flowers in the world, but their seeds and sprouts are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins. In addition to their incredible amounts of potassium, calcium and iron, their high vitamin E content play an important role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and has a significant anti-inflammatory effect that results in the reduction of symptoms in asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Sunflower seeds are also a good source of selenium which protects against cancer.

Sunflower kernels can be eaten raw as a healthy snack or better still, the seeds can be sprouted and their succulent leaves and thick stems tossed in salads, used as a substitute for lettuce, sprinkled on soups, layered in sandwiches, blended in vegetable juices or gently sauteed with garlic and olive oil to garnish a plate of grilled salmon or lamb!

Please note that we do not deliver any seeds/grain to Western Australia due to quarantine restrictions.

Growing Instructions

Step 1
Pour 1 cup of seed into a jar and fill with water, ensuring that the seeds are completely covered and there is excess water. Soak your seed for approximately 4 hours. The seed will double in size during this process, so select a big enough jar to support this. *Note: This amount will cover 1 small tray (30cm X 27cm).

Step 2
Place seeds into a colander for another 12 hours. During this time, rinse seeds a few times to keep them hydrated. The seeds will begin to germinate.

Step 3
Line a tray with paper to prevent the soil from seeping through the drainage holes.

Step 4
Place approximately 1-2cm of soil, preferably Coco Fibre, into the tray covering the paper.

Step 6
By this stage, the cup of seeds you soaked has grown into 2 cups. Spread the seeds over the soil as evenly as possible. Cover all the soil. For the first watering, water thoroughly, making sure all the soil is wet.

Step 7
Cover the seeds with paper and mist with spray bottle, soaking the paper. It is important that over the next 48 hours you keep the paper and the seeds moist. Mist lightly every 8 hours. A spray bottle works well.

Step 8
The seed will have sprouted and will begin to lift up the paper. Remove the paper. You will see that the seeds have now sprouted to around 1 – 2 cm tall.

Step 9
During this period, continue to water lightly every day. In another 4-6 days your sunflower sprouts will be ready to eat.
In addition, when growing sunflower sprouts, you can feed them some organic liquid fertiliser which you can buy from us.

Lastly, when growing sunflower sprouts, remember to keep your tray out of direct sunlight at all times and in a well ventilated area. A shady outdoor area is ideal.