Waterville Wanderings: The incredible edible sunflower
Last updated 8/20/2021 at 10:51am
When I heard the whole sunflower was edible, I definitely had to give it a try! I went to the CG (Community Garden) and harvested roots, stems, flowers, buds, and leaves.
I tried the whole thing. Now, when some people say "edible," they don't necessarily mean palatable. I do eat and love sunflower seeds, and if it became necessary to eat sunflower plants, it wouldn't be horrible, though it would take some getting used to.
The sunflower root tea was light, nutty, and refreshing. I didn't dry the root or roast it like some recipes called for; I just added hot water to a few fresh roots and let it steep for about an hour.
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