Sunflower seeds properties
PROPERTIES OF SUNFLOWER SEEDS
IS IT GOOD TO EAT SUNFLOWER SEEDS?
What are sunflower seeds?
Sunflower seeds are the achenes fruits of sunflower plant (Helianthus annuus L.), They are grayish-green, and covered by an outer shell (pericarp) that appears black, white or striated, depending on the variety of plant.
Composition of sunflower seeds
Sunflower seeds contain an important source of key nutrients in a healthy diet: vitamin E, vegetable protein, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, iron, magnesium, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, with very low intake of saturated fatty acids.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES OF SUNFLOWER OIL
In recent years there has been a very interesting assessment of the content of sunflower seeds and their medicinal properties.
Sunflower seed oils
The most remarkable feature about the nutritional composition of sunflower seeds is its contribution in essential fatty acids and lecithin, along with the natural antioxidant of these fats, vitamin E, and riboflavin, which stimulates the antioxidant activity of vitamin E, thus enhancing its effect.
Main Curative properties of sunflower seeds
|Composition table of sunflower seeds per 100g of edible content|
|Thiamin or Vitamin B1 (mg)||1,60|
|Riboflavin or Vitamin B2 (mg)||0,19|
|Vitamin E (mg)||37,80|
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