Sunflower seeds are rich in…
- Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids
- Vitamin E
- Folic acid
- Vitamins of the B complex
- Calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, zinc, copper and selenium
- Help regulate blood cholesterol levels
- Protect against cancer
- Promote skin health
- Enhance bone health
Nutrition analysis shows that 100 g sunflower seeds contain 584 calories, 20.8 g protein, 20 g carbohydrates, 51.5 g fat (4.5 g saturated, 18.5 g monounsaturated and polyunsaturated 23.1 g) and 8.6 g of fibre.
How to eat
You can eat sunflower seeds…
- As a small nutritious snack throughout the day (1 handful of sunflower seeds).
- Adding them raw or roasted in salads, smoothies and homemade cereal bars.
- Adding them to bakery products (bread, pies, cookies) to increase their nutritional value.