Sunflower Seeds

Organic Sunflower Seeds

Recipes Using Sunflower Seeds

Description
Health benefits of sunflower seeds from Nutrition-and-you.com

  • Delicious, nutty, and crunchy sunflower seeds are widely considered as healthful foods. They are high in energy; 100 g seeds hold about 584 calories. Nonetheless, they are one of the incredible sources of health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins.
  • Much of their calories come from fatty acids. The seeds are especially rich in poly-unsaturated fatty acidlinoleic acid, which constitute more 50% fatty acids in them. They are also good in mono-unsaturatedoleic acid that helps lower LDL or “bad cholesterol” and increases HDL or “good-cholesterol” in the blood. Research studies suggest that Mediterranean diet which is rich in monounsaturated fats help to prevent coronary artery disease, and stroke by favoring healthy blood lipid profile.
  • Like other nuts, they are also a very good source of proteins with fine quality amino acids such as tryptophan that are essential for growth, especially in children. Just 100 g of seeds provide about 21 g of protein (37% of daily-recommended values).
  • Sunflower kernels are one of the finest sources of B-complex group of vitamins. They are very good sources of B-complex vitamins such as niacin, folic acid, thiamin (vitamin B1), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), pantothenic acid, and riboflavin.
  • The seeds are incredibly rich sources of many essential minerals. Calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, magnesium, selenium, and copper are especially concentrated in sunflower seeds. Many of these minerals play a vital role in bone mineralization, red blood cell production, enzyme secretion, hormone production, as well as in the regulation of cardiac and skeletal muscle activities.

 

Nutritional Benefits
Just a handful of our organic sunflower seeds a day provides much of the recommended level of phenolic anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins, and protein.
Use sunflower seeds on salads, on cereals and added to desserts or try making our apple crumble recipe

 

Culinary
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