Sprouting or germinating nuts and seeds increases their nutrients and absorbability, making the food more digestible. Sprouting also increases the protein and fiber content, and increases enzymes and antioxidants. Sprouting helps to decrease anti-nutrients that are naturally occurring compounds found in plant seeds that interfere with our ability to digest vitamins and minerals within the plants. Sunflower seeds are a gift from the Sunflower. They are a highly nutritious snack and can be added to salads or a trail mix. They are very high in Vitamin E, antioxidants, and selenium, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus.