Sunflower is more popular for its oil and the protein content. But seeds can also be a part of healthy diet in raw form. There is a favorable supply of amino acids in this seeds and is a good source of protein. Additionally, It has considerable amounts of tocopherols, other vitamins and minerals. Pure and natural seeds affect the nutritional value of these seeds. True elements raw sunflower seeds are pure in their raw form and are not genetically modified. The best seeds are picked by True Elements to assure high quality.
Benefits of Raw Sunflower Seeds:
Nutritional benefits: As mentioned earlier, it is very rich in Vitamin E and also contains niacin, pyridoxine, folic acid and vitamin B5. It is also rich in calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, selenium, phosphorous, sodium, zinc and potassium. Magnesium is an important mineral for maintaining the tone of nerves and muscles in the body.
Heart healthy: They are rich in fatty acids that reduce the LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol. Thus, it decreases the chances of coronary artery disease. It may also serve as a protectant against arrhythmias.
Anti-oxidant: They have good anti-oxidant value. It also contains tocopherol that prevents against free radicals and oxidative damage.
Make you feel happy: The seed kernels contains tryptophan that is helpful in creating serotonin (a neurotransmitter) which eases tension and relaxes nerves, thereby, preventing depression.
Controls blood pressure: A handful amount of raw seeds might be helpful in lowering the blood pressure.
Strong bones: It is rich in calcium and magnesium. Magnesium also plays a role in maintaining the calcium-potassium ratio.
Thyroid health: It contains selenium and including selenium and iodine in our diet may prevent thyroid disorders.
Good for skin: Studies have shown the importance of vitamin E in maintaining the skin to be healthy, strong and youthful.
A food against cancer: Some studies have indicated the usefulness of the sunflower seeds in preventing cancer. This may be due to the several anti-oxidants present.
Raw sunflower seeds.
How to use:
You can sprinkle on salads or fries or pasta or any other dish.
Added to the dough.
Grounded in the powder form and added to the food. It can be incorporated in many recipes.
These seeds can be consumed anytime during the day.