Shine bright like a Sunflower

If you’re craving a weekend getaway you may be imagining a beautiful sunny field of sunflowers as your haven right now. Whilst sunflowers are beautiful to look at, their seeds also have surprising health benefits. Sunflower seeds are rich in healthy fats, hence they may help lower blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. Some cultures, mainly Eastern European ones, often find themselves snacking on sunflower seeds on their own as a savory snack. We would love to hear any snacks you grew up with which are specific to your culture.

Roasted sunflower seeds are delicious in homemade granola or in salads, try out this easy recipe of how to learn to roast sunflower seeds.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and arrange the sunflower seeds in a single layer. Toast the seeds for 7 to 10 minutes and shake the pan occasionally so the nuts brown evenly without burning. Now you have a delicious healthy crunch to add to any dish of your choice! Some of us even crunch on the sunflower seeds on their own for a salty snack.