Sunflower seeds came to Europe from North America.
They are a rich source of unsaturated fatty acids, many vitamins and minerals. Sunflower seed oil is obtained from sunflower seeds – a rich source of linoleic acid. They are also used as an ingredient in pharmaceutical preparations – creams, soaps, conditioners – due to the richness of nutrients.
Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamins: E, group B, C, A, and calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc. They play an important role in strengthening the immune system, and protect against the development of inflammation. The vitamins and minerals they contain protect against heart diseases, improve metabolism, strengthen the nervous system, strengthen and seal blood vessels, take part in the fight against free radicals (especially vitamin E, selenium, copper, manganese and zinc), have a positive effect on health and youthful appearance of the skin, strengthens hair and nails.
As a source of unsaturated fatty acids, especially omega 6, they help build the cell membrane of the body cells. Thanks to phytosterols, they lower the level of bad cholesterol in the blood, thus preventing the development of atherosclerotic lesions.
Ingredients: shelled sunflower seeds
Nutritional values per 100g
Energy value 2407kJ / 580kcal – 29% RWS *
Fat 44g – 63%
including saturated fatty acids 4.4 g – 22%
Carbohydrates 19g – 7%
including sugars 2.3g – 3%
Protein 24g – 48%
Salt 0.01g <1%
* RWS – Reference Food Value
Sunflower seeds are a great addition to bread, rolls, and many sweet pastries, e.g. cookies. You can add them to oatmeal, muesli and yoghurt. Roasted, they taste great as an addition to cream soups and salads.