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Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of dietary fiber, protein, Vitamin E, and minerals such as magnesium and selenium. Sunflower seeds are a good source of polyunsaturated fats. Sunflower seeds have high fat content and hence they are high in calorie. However, because they weight very light, they can be consumed without too much damage to a diet.

Uses of Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are most commonly eaten as a healthy snack than as part of a meal. They can also be used as garnishes or ingredients in various recipes.

Sunflower seeds can be used to extract sunflower oil. The sunflower oil is high in polyunsaturated fatty acids and low in saturated fats. The sunflower oil may be used as is, or may be processed into polyunsaturated margarines.

Nutrition Chart

Sunflower Seeds / 10g Amount
Calories 57
Carbohydrate 3g
Total Fat 24g
Fibre 1g
Protein 3.2g
Cholesterol 0mg
Good Source of Vital Vitamins Vitamin B1, Vitamin E
Good Source of Dietary Minerals Iron, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese