- Just say "yellow!" and instantly two things come to mind, the yellow SUN and the yellow SUNFLOWER.
- Both of them are bright, beautiful and energy giving. Over the centuries the seeds of this beautiful flower have provided us with good health and energy in different forms, sometimes as oil and other times as food. The sunflower seeds are the fruits from the sunflower. Each seed is covered by an outer shell called the 'hull'. When this hull is removed it exposes the seed within called the 'kernels'. The kernel packs a nutritious punch to any food providing valuable nutrients like vitamin E, vitamin C, magnesium, iron, fiber, protein, minerals, complex carbohydrates and essential fatty acid.
- Over the time, due to their nutty sweet flavor, these seeds have become popular as tasty roasted or salty low fat snacks. They add crunchiness to salads, vegetables and cooked rice. Added to confectioneries these sunflower seeds make the cakes cookies breads or chocolates scrumptious.
- Health Benefits
- Sunflower seeds are power packed with health benefits. An excellent source of Omega 3 Sunflower seeds come second to fish, hence are highly favored by vegetarians across the world. A 100gm of seeds can help prevent rheumatoid arthritis, cholesterol, diabetes, asthma, cancer and anxiety besides offering aid in digestion, improved memory and increased energy.