The sunflower seed kernel is crunchy, delicious and bound to be on the fields of any baseball stadium. It's botanical name is Helianthus Annuus and stirs up images of the beautiful, large flower from which it comes. This seed originates from the Middle American region where it spread as a highly sought after crop all over the world. Today, the leading producers of sunflower seed kernels include the United States, Russia and Argentina.
These nutritious kernels contain phenolic antioxidants, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, magnesium, selenium, and copper. Traditionally, sunflower seed kernels have been used for their multitude of health benefits. They are thought to possibly support healthy cardiovascular function, optimal blood circulation, a healthy weight, vibrant skin, nails and hair, proper brain function and a positive outlook. In addition, some alternative practitioners recommend eating sunflower seed kernels because they may help to reduce tension and anxiety.
Our sunflower seed kernels are great as a snack, on salads, in side dishes, as a casserole topper, and much more. They’re especially great for kids and on the go snacking. Sunflower seeds make a great fuel food for athletic activities including sports and gym workouts. All you need is a daily handful and you'll reap the nutritional benefits.
Some possible benefits of Raw Organic Sunflower Seed Kernels may include:
- May help support a healthy immune response
- May help maintain a healthy weight
- Possibly supports optimal brain function and GABA levels
- May help promote a positive outlook
- Possibly reduces tension and anxiety
- May support a healthy pregnancy
- May support balanced energy levels
- May help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system
- Possibly supports hair, skin, and nail growth
Constituents of Sunflower Seeds include:
- Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium
- Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B-6, Folate, Choline, Betaine, Vitamin A (RAE), Beta carotene, Vitamin A (IU), Vitamin E, Beta Tocopherol, Gamma Tocopherol, Delta Tocopherol
- Amino Acids: Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine,. Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Proline, Serine
- Fatty Acids: Lecithin
Suggested Use: Open bag and enjoy! Sprinkle in salads or add to a variety of cooked dishes and baked goods. Enhance the taste by toasting the sunflower kernels in a large sauce pan over a medium heat until golden brown. Sprinkle lightly with Himalayan Salt. Cool before consuming.
Mixing suggestions: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our organic pumpkin seeds and 70% dark chocolate chips.
Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus.
Other Names: Common Sunflower.
Ingredients: Raw Organic Sunflower Seed Kernels.
Origin: Grown in Romania. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
Certifications: USDA Certified Organic.
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our raw Sunflower Seed Kernels pass our strict quality assurance which typically includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers raw organic Sunflower Seeds packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your organic raw Sunflower Seed Kernels in a cool, dark, dry place.