Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower Seeds

Who knew America’s favorite baseball snack has the richest phytosterol content of all snack seeds? These natural chemicals house the power to lower LDL cholesterol. Sunflower seeds also contain vitamin E and selenium. The former helps prevent heart disease and relieves arthritis and asthma symptoms, while the latter activates DNA repair in damaged cells, kills cancer cells, and detoxifies the liver. Sunflower seeds are a nutritional grand slam! Use seeds without the hull in your NutriBlast.

Selection Process

Sunflower seeds are widely available and sold in both packaged containers and bulk bins. Make sure to buy the raw, non-roasted variety, and check for rancidity. Their high fat content makes sunflower seeds especially prone to rot, so be sure to store them in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. Avoid yellowish seeds—these have most likely turned rancid.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 tablespoon (8.8 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 51.1

% Daily Value*

Total fat 4.5g 6.9%

Saturated Fat 0.4g 1.9%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 0.8mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 1.8g 0.6%

Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3.0%

Sugars 0.2g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 1.8g

Vitamin A 0.1% Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 0.7% Iron 2.6%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 10.3%
Vitamin K 0.0% Thiamin 8.6%
Riboflavin 1.8% Niacin 3.6%
Vitamin B-6 5.9% Folate 5.0%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 1.0%
Phosphorus 5.8% Magnesium 7.1%
Zinc 2.9% Selenium 6.6%
Copper 7.9% Manganese 8.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.