Sunflower Seeds (Raw)

$9.49 CAD

Raw Iranian Black Sunflower Seeds

Ingredients: Sunflower Seeds

 

Benefits of Sunflower Seeds:

 

Sunflower seeds, like many beneficial nuts and seeds, are a rich source of fats, in this case monounsaturated and polyunsaturated ones. These are known for reducing LDL levels (known as the bad cholesterol), a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Sunflower seeds are also rich in fiber, which by themselves help to promote bile excretion in feces and a corresponding reduction in overall cholesterol, as cholesterol is required for synthesis of new bile acids. 

Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of Vitamin E, which plays an integral role in skin health and maintenance. Vitamin E reduces oxidative damage to skin cells caused by UV rays, helps to reflect some of them, and helps keep your skin looking youthful. Vitamin E is widely used in the cosmetic industry to support skin health, with oral consumption the superior way to get yours.

Sunflower seeds appear to be a perfect melting pot of nutrients that are conducive for weight loss, including those such as fiber and the B vitamins. Fiber adds bulk in the stomach, slowing down glucose absorption and keeping you fill for longer, while the B vitamins help to ensure macronutrients are broken down in more efficient fashion. Both of these help in the weight loss process, and can help keep energy levels high while calories are restricted.

 

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per 
Calories 269
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24 g 36%
Saturated fat 2 g 10%
Polyunsaturated fat 11 g
Monounsaturated fat 9 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 4.1 mg 0%
Potassium 296.7 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 9 g 3%
Dietary fiber 4 g 16%
Sugar 1.2 g
Protein 10 g 20%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 3% Iron 13%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 30%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 37%
*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.