Vibrant smiling sunflowers are so beautiful that they bring a smile to our face. They are a food in more ways than the simple sunflower seed. So much of the sunflower plant is a delicious edible food during its growing life from seedling to full growth of seeds. Also, it is a very nutritious food to grow and add to our meals.
Grow a big patch of sunflowers so you can eat the various edible tasty bits of the plants all summer long.
7 Ways to Eat Your Sunflowers
- Grow seedlings to eat (see recipe below) or plant many in your garden and pull them up when they are about 6 inches tall.
- When the sunflower is in the bud stage they can be harvested and they taste like artichokes at this stage. You need to take off the bitter green around the bottom of the bud and then steam them.