Sunflower Seeds is a superfood that is rich in healthy fats, beneficial plant compounds, and several vitamins and minerals.
The Seeds are plucked and harvested from the flower head of the sunflower plant. While the kernel itself is encased in a black and white striped shell, the seeds though are white and have a tender texture.
Known for their distinct nutty flavor and high nutritional value, you can eat the seeds raw, roasted, or incorporated into other dishes.
Quick Facts About Sunflower Seeds
Reduce Risk of Heart Disease- Sunflower seeds are rich in ‘healthy’ fats, including polyunsaturated fat and monounsaturated fat, which help lower cholesterol and high blood pressure and eliminate cardiovascular problems.
May Help Fight Against Cancer- Studies show that the nutrients found in the seeds have chemo-preventive compounds that block cancer development by shutting off tumor growth. It is high in antioxidants which can help in DNA repair and slow the growth of cancer cells.
Support Thyroid Function- Sunflower seeds contain plenty of Selenium, one of the best minerals to improve thyroid function.
Balances Blood Sugar Levels- Since it’s high in fiber, it may prevent high fluctuations in blood sugar levels.
Promotes Skin Health- High vitamin E content in the seeds will keep the skin hydrated, resulting in youthful, robust, and healthy skin.
Rich in magnesium- High level of magnesium can help in reducing risks of type 2 diabetes.
How to use
This seed has been hulled (shell-less) for our customers’ convenience so that you can add it to your snacks, meals, or diet plans.
You can put one to two tablespoons of sunflower seeds with any beverage of choice: such as smoothies or protein shakes.
Furthermore, you may also add two to three tablespoons of sunflower seeds in yogurt, salads, cereals, granola, food, or for baking purposes.
The nutty flavor goes well with fruits and vegetables and gives an extra punch of nutrition to your meal.
Keep sunflower seeds refrigerated to preserve freshness and prolong shelf life to a year.