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Some people think sunflower seeds are for the birds. Often you can watch birds at a feeder, picking through all the other seeds to get to the prized sunflower seed. Birds are smart! These little gems are packed with nutrients. In fact, they are considered by many to be the most perfect in nutrients, supplying all the body’s needs, except vitamin D, which can be easily obtained through the action of sunlight on the skin. Do not be fooled by deep-fried, chemically-flavored, salt-encrusted, junk food in the convenience store. If the seeds have been removed from the shell, they need to be kept in the refrigerator. You may have to purchase them from a health food store. They may be more expensive but the delicate essential oils will be intact.
Sunflower seeds are 22% protein and contain 50% oil. For every 100 grams, sunflower seeds contain 30 grams of unsaturated fats and 30 milligrams of essential linoleic acid, which reduces cholesterol deposits in the arteries and veins. If you are trying to break an addiction to high-fat foods, they may be a healthy alternative and will satisfy fat cravings. One hundred grams of these tiny treasures contain 7 milligrams of iron compared to 2˝ milligrams in the same serving of beef. Flour made from sunflower seeds is the richest source of iron in the world, second only to brewers’ yeast. Sunflower flour is easily made in a coffee grinder.
Sunflower seeds are also filled with potassium which helps flush and reduce sodium in the body. These seeds are plentiful in magnesium and phosphorus which help the body absorb calcium. There are 174 milligrams of calcium in a cup of sunflower seeds. The calcium to phosphorus ratio makes the calcium readily available for the building of strong bones. Sunflower seeds are a strong source of B vitamins, especially thiamin and niacin which protects the health of the brain, skin and digestive tract.
Growing sunflowers is a fun hobby for kids. They will grow up to 8 feet tall, crowned with a huge flower, filled with developing seeds. Some growers place screens on the flower to protect the seeds from birds. Sunflower seeds are an excellent addition to any salad. They can be added to breads, cooked vegetables and are delicious sprinkled over fruit desserts.
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