Sunflowers are not only beautiful but also good for your health

There is no one who does not know this flower. You can\’t miss its bright colors and big, bold flowers in a summer field. Sunflowers are inseparable from summer.

Not only do they adorn our tables in vases, but they also benefit our health in the form of oil and seeds. It also occupies an important place in cosmetics.
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What is the most valuable aspect of the sunflower?

Sunflower seeds are the raw material for sunflower oil. Eating the sunflower seeds themselves is very healthy. Sunflower seeds are a source of valuable vitamins and other health benefits for us. Sunflower seeds contain 45% oil, large amounts of potassium, manganese, magnesium, folic acid, and vitamins B3 and B6, which have a positive effect on the nervous system. Sunflower seeds should be included in the diet as often as possible. You can certainly sprinkle them on vegetable salads, add them to yogurt, or add them to homemade bread. You can also mix them with dried fruits, nuts, and honeyed flakes. It makes a delicious, nutritious, and very healthy breakfast or snack. They can also be roasted and sprinkled over food.
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Can we grow our own sunflowers?

Of course it is possible. You can often find them in countryside gardens. All you need is a place in the sun, shelter from the wind, and regular watering. It is not a bad idea to prop up the plants to prevent them from breaking. It is not unusual for sunflowers to grow up to three meters in height.

When to collect sunflower seeds?

If you don\’t know when to collect seeds, don\’t worry. The seeds are collected in the fall, when the sunflower flowers bloom “head down.” The calyx at the back of the flower will turn brown and the seeds will turn black. Collect the seeds at this time. After harvesting, allow the seeds to air dry to prevent them from rotting. Store in the refrigerator, if possible, to prevent sprouting.