Sunflower Seeds (Helianthus Annuus) are oval shaped seeds (fruits) of the sun flower. They have hard outer shells that range from brown to black, and a smaller inner grey-brown seed that is often served roasted.
Health Benefits of Sunflower Seeds:
Increased Immune Function
Reduced Cancer Risk
Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer
Protection Against Heart Disease
Regulation of Blood Sugar and Insulin Dependence
Slowing the progression of AIDS
DNA Repair and Protection
Protection Against Dementia
Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Promoted Eye Health
Reduced Risk of Type II Diabetes
Reduced Frequency of Migraine Headaches
Alleviation of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
Alleviation of the Common Cold
Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)
Alleviation of Inflammation
People with high blood pressure (hypertension) should avoid buying salted sunflower seeds as this can increase your sodium intake. Opt for unsalted sunflower seeds instead.
*Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly
concentrated in Sunflower Seeds, and may not necessarily be related to Sunflower Seeds.
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Serving Size 100g
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49.8g
Saturated Fat 5.219g
Total Carbohydrate 24.1g
Dietary Fiber 11.1g
*Percent Daily Values
are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending
on your calorie needs.
Vitamin A 9IU
Retinol equivalents 0μg
Vitamin C 1.4mg
Vitamin D 0IU (0μg)
D2 Ergocalciferol ~IU (~μg)
D3 Cholecalciferol ~IU (~μg)
Vitamin E 26.1mg
Vitamin K 2.7μg
K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone ~μg
K2 - Menaquinone-4 ~μg
Vitamin B12 0μg
Pantothenic acid 7.042mg
Vitamin B6 0.804mg
Folic Acid 0μg
Food Folate 237μg
Dietary Folate Equivalents 237μg
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio
Total Omega 3s
18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)
18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)
Total Omega 6s
18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)
18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)
20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)
20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)
22D4 Adrenic (AA)
Essential Amino Acids
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget (2000 calories)
Percent Water Composition
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g)
How to choose Sunflower Seeds: If possible try to purchase seeds which have been vacuum packed as sunflower seeds can go rancid. Avoid moldy or yellowish sunflower seeds, and if possible, smell the seeds to avoid buying those which have a pungent smell of rancidity.
How to store Sunflower Seeds: Store sun-flower seeds in a cool dark place, preferably in an air-tight container. For long term storage keep sun-flower seeds in the freezer.
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