Sunflowers are not just pretty flowers to decorate in a vase or to grow in the garden (of course that’s one of the most important and popular use of the most beautiful, colorful and pretty sunflowers!) but sunflowers and sunflower plants have a lot of uses and you can read here a list of 10 uses of sunflowers which you might find helpful.
10 Uses Of Sunflowers & Sunflower Plants
Sunflower Oil: one of the most important and popular use is making sunflower oil from sunflower seeds. As you know, sunflower oil is a vegan, plant based oil which is popularly used for cooking including frying, baking, salad dressings and more.
Sunflower oil is pretty healthy compared to many other oils and the saturated fat content is lesser than animal based fats like butter and also many other oils.
Sunflower seed butter: sunflower seed butter is a great alternative for regular butter if you are on a vegan diet or if you have a diary allergy, because sunflower seed butter is plant based , made from sunflower seeds.
Sunflower seed butter is dairy free as well as nut free as they are made from the seeds of sunflower plant.
You can use sunflower butter as a replacement to regular butter and use it as a spread to your toast or enjoy with crackers or fruits as you like. It is also a great choice for those who have peanut allergy and it makes a good alternative to peanut butter. If you have never used it before, make sure you do not have sunflower seed allergy though!
Sunflower seed milk: Great alternative for milk and makes a great choice for vegans and also those who are looking for a dairy free or nut free milk option.
Rich in protein, nutritious, dairy free, nut free and delicious. You can use it to make smoothies, milkshakes, to prepare porridge or add to cereals etc as you like!
Sunflower Seeds For Snacks: toasted sunflower seeds makes some of the best healthy, nutritious, crunchy and delicious wholesome snacks. Toss them with your cereals or add to your homemade granola bars, add to oatmeal or enjoy as a wholesome snack!
Sunflowers For Bouquets & Home Decor: The beautiful, colorful, bright, large and yellow sunflowers make great floral gifts, they are added to floral bouquets and flower baskets.
You can give sunflower bouquets as gifts and also use sunflowers to decorate your home and kitchen.
Sunflowers For Garden: Sunflower plants are popular as garden plants making any garden look so beautiful! If you have sunflower plants in your garden, you know that they are easy to grow and produce lots of beautiful flowers for your garden and kitchen.
You just need a single, beautiful sunflower in your flower vase in your living room or bedroom or kitchen to brighten up yourself!
Sunflower essential oil: Sunflower essential oil made from sunflowers are used in many health products and beauty products!
Sunflower seed flour: Sunflower seed flour is gluten free, low carb and also nut free as they are made from the seeds of sunflowers. So if you are gluten free and have a nut allergy, sunflower seed flour might be a good option, though you need to watch out if you are using for the first time, just like any other new food for any possible allergy.
Sunflowers for bird food: Its not just sunflower nectarine and sunflower seeds which provides food for birds and butterflies, but sunflower petals and leaves are also edible.
Sunflower tea: Dried sunflower petals are used to make natural, herbal tea. You can find sunflower tea just made from the sunflower petals and sometimes they area mixed with other flower teas like chamomile tea, jasmine tea etc.
There are many different uses of sunflowers and sunflower plants, I may add more as I get time. Also if you want to add any uses of sunflowers or sunflower plants, please feel free to add them in the comment section!
Hope you found this post on 10 uses of sunflowers/sunflower plants helpful and useful 🙂