Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) 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.