The antioxidant properties of vitamin E-rich sunflower seeds may aid in preventing heart disease, cancer, eye degeneration and mental decline. They are considered a good choice for a healthy diet because of their low saturated fat and absence of cholesterol.
At present, sunflower seeds are used mainly to press cooking oil. They are still favored in the confectionery, and as bird feed. Like in pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds can be used as tasty, low-fat snack. Roasted and salted sunflower seeds are enjoyed as healthy snack. They add crunchiness to salads and may be sprinkled over fried-rice dishes or sautéed vegetables. The seeds can be coated with chocolate, candied, or added in cakes, and muffins. Sunflower seeds can be added to salad dressings, casseroles or baked goods.
Mother Nature has created a nutritional power pack that is hard to beat in sunflower seeds. Healthy unsaturated fats, protein and fiber, plus important nutrients like vitamin E, selenium, copper, zinc, folate, iron and phytochemicals come wrapped up in this small and perhaps unsuspected package – a sunflower seed.
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