Sunflower seeds from Hungary, sprouted in our factory in Uetendorf
The sunflower seeds are soaked and sprouted during a process that last several houers and are constantly observed during this time. Once they have sprouted, they are dried for 24 hours in a specially constructed dryer, which uses fresh air and has a maximum temperature of 42 °Celsius.
Sprouting the nuts neutralises the phytic acid (which can hinder the body’s ability to absorb nutrients), meaning the body can better digest the nuts and more nutrients can be absorbed. This process also means that the concentration of nutrients is significantly increased (1.5-2.0 times). For an example of this please see: sprouted almonds.
The sunflower kernels fatty acid consist of over 90% unsaturated fatty acids. Moreover they contain vitamins A, B, D, F, E, and K, as well as the minerals calcium, iodine, and magnesium.