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By Brianna Wray
The Times 

Viral video recipe review: Roasted sunflower head

Can you eat sunflowers like corn on the cob?


September 17, 2020

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The grilled sunflower head is good in theory. In practice, the sunflower head is potable, but better extracted with a fork than bite.

WORLD WIDE WEB-By now, you might've seen a certain viral video floating around the web. Or perhaps not, it's a big internet world out there. The Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company posted a video to their Instagram feed of grilled sunflowers. By the end of this quick tutorial style video, the sunflower is taken in hand and eaten like corn on the cob.

Sunflower seeds are a popular snack, sure, but this isn't that. The edible part is the head. It broke my brain a little. The video says to pick a sunflower when the seeds have formed, but the shells are still tender.

Next, the video depicts the...

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