On August 11, Mansfield-based Baker Creek Heirloom
Seed Company shared an approximately one-minute
tutorial on how to grill and eat a sunflower head.
According to the company, the first step is —
unsurprisingly — picking a sunflower.
Once the seeds have formed and the shells
are soft, the flowers should then be removed.
Afterwards, the head should be
coated with oil before being placed face
down on a grill over medium heat.
Once the head is covered and cooked for five minutes,
it can be covered in the tomatoes and chopped basil.
The company’s video ends with a woman eating the
sunflower head as if it were corn on the cob — an
unusual sight for even the most passionate foodie.
The clip has since received 1.3 million views and more
than 3,000 comments, many from those who couldn’t
fathom the sight of a cooked sunflower head.
“I love sunflower seeds but I never even thought
about eating them like that,” one person wrote