Sunflower seeds, as demonstrated by their name, come from sunflowers and pumpkin seeds, come from pumpkins. They reach us by the end of August, after having been roasted and salted.
- Sunflower seeds are rich in phytosterols and folic acid which benefit the heart.
- Pumpkin seeds contain unsaturated fatty omega 6 acids and particularly linoleic acid, which is very beneficial for the organism, as well as iron, natural fibres and manganese.
- The consumption of 100 gr. of sunflower seeds provides more folic acid than the daily recommended intake.
- It contains vitamin E, this strong natural antioxidant essence, in such high content, that it can provide important protection to the organism.
- It is highly concentrated in vitamin B: of B1 or thiamin which is absolutely necessary for the energy of the body and the proper function of the nervous system; of Β3 or niacin which increases the so called “good cholesterol” and of Β2 or riboflavin which benefits skin, hair and sight.
Did you know that...
- When the sunflower seed shell is black, it is used to produce sunflower oil, which is also used to produce margarines.