Sunflower Seeds Nutritional Benefits:
Sunflower seeds are produced from sunflower, which is scientifically
called as Helianthus annuus, and Sunflower plants are supposed to be
originated from North America, now it is spread over throughout the
world. Sunflower plants are commercially cultivated in all regions of
the world for its nutritional benefits and to extract oil from
sunflower seeds, which is edible and become very popular all over the
world. Sunflower seeds are black or grayish green in color that is
covered by tear shaped black shells. Sunflower seeds are enriched with
oil, and it is the good source for production of polyunsaturated sun
Sunflower seeds are delicious in taste with nutty flavor and snacks
are prepared using these seeds. Sunflower seeds are enriched with
essential Vitamins, fatty acids and minerals. Sunflower seeds
approximately provide 500 calories of energy per 100 grams of seeds.
Sunflower seeds consist of proteins, carbohydrates, dietary fiber,
fats and zero cholesterol. In addition to these, it comprises of
Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, and Vitamin B complex constituents
like thiamin, folates, niacin, riboflavin, pyridoxine, pantothenic
acid and electrolytes like potassium, sodium, and minerals such as
selenium, zinc, copper, calcium, manganese, iron, phosphorous,
magnesium, and antioxidants namely beta carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin,
and crypto-xanthin B, and phytosterols, all contribute to promote
better health and prevent various health disorders.
Sunflower seeds nutritional benefits include; The good source of
Vitamin E found in these seeds, prevents cell membranes damage and
brain cells damage, which is generally caused by the free oxygen
radicals, as it effectively clears off free oxygen radicals, thereby
it also prevents Cardiovascular diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma
and colon cancer, because it effectively lowers the risk of developing
these disorders. The consumption of quarter cup of sun flower seeds is
enough to get this health benefit, as per the nutritionists. Due to
the presence of oleic acid, linooleic acid, which mono unsaturated and
poly unsaturated fatty acids, and dietary fiber, it reduces LDL
cholesterol and raises HDL Cholesterol levels, thereby improving heart
and cardiovascular health and prevents hypertension and heart strokes.
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