Organic Sunflower Seeds are high in vitamin E.
Organic sunflower seeds start as the centre of the beautiful, bright yellow sunflower. As the head of the flower ages, the seeds in the centre dry and the hulls are removed to reveal soft, tasty sunflower seeds.
Sunflower seeds are native to North America and have been consumed for over 5000 years by Native Americans who use them for oil, food and also dyes. Spanish explorers brought the sunflower back to Spain and it is now grown readily across the world. Sunflower seeds are versatile in sweet and savoury recipes and full of flavour.
These seeds are nutritionally dense with a wide range of vitamins and minerals that are often hard to obtain such as vitamin E and zinc which protect the body from oxidative stress. Try adding them to muesli mixes, porridge toppings and smoothie mixes for added nutrition and flavour.
If you need a recipe to get your creative juices going then try this Five Seed Oatcakes Recipe. If you want a mix of seeds then why not try our organic four seed mix.
Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.
The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Sunflower Seeds.
Organic Sunflower Seeds are high in vitamin E, thiamin, B6, folate, zinc, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, phosphorus and selenium.
Protein: We all know we need protein because it contributes to a growth in muscle mass but did you know it contributes to the maintenance of normal bones? This makes it essential for adults and children.
B-Vitamins: This group of vitamins contribute to normal psychological function, normal function of the immune system and contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Zinc: This nutrient contributes to normal function of the immune system, DNA synthesis and carbohydrate metabolism. It is also needed for cognitive function, fertility and reproduction and metabolism of fatty acids. Additionally our bodies use it for the maintenance of bone, hair, skin and nails. It protects cells from oxidative stress which is so important in a world where our bodies are exposed to so many toxins daily.
Iron: It is vital to get enough iron and many whole foods contain high levels of it. Iron contributes to normal cognitive function and immune system function. It is also necessary for the reduction of tiredness and energy-yielding metabolism. Iron is also vital for formation of red blood cells, transportation of oxygen and cell division.
Manganese: This vital nutrient contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, formation of connective tissue and the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
Vitamin E: This antioxidant contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
Selenium: This is an important nutrient which is present in a lot of whole foods, particularly brazil nuts. It contributes to normal thyroid function, immune system function, maintenance of normal nails and hair. Additionally it protects cells from oxidative stress and contributes to spermatogenesis which is why it is linked to fertility.
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For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight. Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.