Sunflower Seeds

Life Story of the Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are the seeds produced by the beautiful sunflower. Sunflower seeds are very popular in Mediterranean, Eastern European, and Asian countries. You can find them freshly roasted and commonly consumed as street food. In North America, it’s more common to find them packed and flavoured.

Despite their small size, sunflower seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition. They are filled with protein, fiber, all B vitamins, and vitamin E. Vitamin E alone provides its own array of benefits, by neutralizing free radicals throughout the body, and having significant anti-inflammatory effects that result in the reduction of asthma and arthritis. Vitamin E also provides cardiovascular benefits. Paired with its selection of monounsaturated fats, sunflower seeds can be easily classified as heart-healthy.