Sunflower seeds

Brief History

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.

Great Secrets

  • 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.

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