Helios Cress

Flavour: nutty, sweet
Use: fish, meat, salads, summer fruits
Culture: socially responsible culture with biological crop protection
Availability: year-round

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Helios Cress leaves are crunchy and juicy and have a delicious sweet and nutty flavor. It also may very well be one of the most versatile crops in American history. Nearly every part of the plant can be used for food production, and its health benefits are numerous. The shoots are packed with vitamins and minerals and are a complete source of protein.

The sunflower has a very circular history. Although wild sunflowers are native to North America, the flower as we know it today was first cultivated in Russia. Wild sunflowers were used by Native Americans for food, dyes, and building materials. Eventually, the crop made its way back to the Americas where it was farmed intensively for sunflower oil production. Today, nearly 2,000 acres of the amazing plant is grown in the US.

Helios Cress is grown in a sustainable manner using an environmentally friendly biological crop-protection system. Because Helios Cress is grown in a natural fiber instead of dirt, it satisfies hygiene standards in the kitchen.

Pairs well with
Salad Greens and Lettuces, summer fruits and vegetables, most fish and meat dishes, Sandwiches

Example Dish
Sliced Heirloom Tomatoes with Sunflower Cress, Feta, Pickled Shallot, and Sunflower Seed Granola.