10 to 12 days-old sunflower sprouts can be used as a salad green, and they can also be juiced and used in blending soups.
They are rich in chlorophyll, vitamins A, B1, B2, C niacin, the minerals calcium, magnesium, potassium and proteins. It strengthens the gall bladder, liver, circulatory and lymphatic systems, and the heart. Because it is high in calcium, it is soothing and cleansing to the digestive tract. Some research results had shown that sprouts have an inhibitory effect on carcinogens. Therefore, the sprouts (including sunflower sprouts) may be used as anticancer foods and they may also have beneficial effects on the body's immune system.