I love inspiring kids to eat healthy! I was invited a few weeks ago to my 1st grader's class to plant with kids! It was so much! I brought a bag of home grown sunflower microgreens and had 17 kids close their eyes and try a couple of sun flower shoots. I asked them what they tasted - we we laughing so much from all the responses that came in. Then we prepped the soil in a 10x20 flat tray, planted soaked overnight seeds and took care of them for a week. We talked about vitamins and nutrients we just ate, how good sun flowers are for mussels and bones, and how they can lift a tray when they germinate. We met a week later to harvest our microgreens and ate entire bowl of them in class! Kids had a blast, and got to try and fall in love with a new kind of greens they can eat! Honest stats ;-) out of 17 kids: 4 didn't like the sunflowers, but 13 did, so my mission was accomplished - converted 13 kids into sunflower microgreen eaters! Yahoooo!
BENEFITS of SUNFLOWER MCROGREENS: Sunflower sprouts are made of 24% to 30% protein with 8 essential amino acids present. The following vitamins and minerals are present in varying amounts: Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B15, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin F, Vitamin H, Vitamin K, Choline, Folic Acid, Inositol, PABA, Calcium, Cobalt, Copper, Flourine, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorous, Potassium, Selenium, Silicon, Sodium, Sulphur and Zinc.