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Shoots of sunflowers to energize and rejuvenate the skin


Sprouts are the young shoots that developfrom germinating seeds. Plant materials are arich source of micronutrients and dietary fiber,but they also contain an immense variety ofbiologically active secondary metabolites thatprovide plants with color, flavor andprotection against environmental attack.Because the shoots of a plant are especiallyvulnerable, secondary metabolites are veryabundant at this stage. Sprouts can be easilyproduced by hydroponic cultivation. Anaqueous preparation of 10 days old sunflowersprouts (Sunflower Shoot Active) was tested ina series of cell culture assays for potentialbenefits in skin care products.