All Natural Premium Sunflower Seeds - 250Gm
- Gluten Free & 100% Vegan - Sunflower seeds are Plant Based Protein.Good for an active life style, perfect for snacking Hearts best friend, contains oleic acid, improves cardiovascular system
- PRODUCT FEATURES:Sunflower seeds are Agricultural Produce of United States | No Added Sugar | No Salt | No Preservatives | Vegan | Palm Oil Free | Peanut Free | Dairy Free | Gluten Free | Lactose-Free
- NUTRITION: Sunflower seeds are highly nutritious and source of essential macronutrients, good for nervous system
- WAYS TO USE: Blend with milk and have.
- Shelf Life: Best before 6 months from date of manufacturing | Storage: Keep resealed and in cool place to preserve freshness | Type of Container: Zip Lock Kraft Paper
- Our Nuticious : Our Sunflower seeds are full of power packed vitamins. Fitjar brings the under-appreciated sunflower seeds in their best form ready to be consumed. Sunflower seeds come as the fruit of sunflower and are the best alternative to nuts.Sunflower seeds come from the large flower heads of the sunflower plant. The edible variety has a mild, nutty flavor.
Sunflower seeds are technically the fruits of the sunflower plant. The seeds are harvested from the plant’s large flower heads, which can measure more than 12 inches (30.5 cm) in diameter. A single sunflower head may contain up to 2,000 seeds. There are two main types of sunflower crops. One type is grown for the seeds you eat, while the other — which is the majority farmed — is grown for the oil. The sunflower seeds you eat are encased in inedible black-and-white striped shells, also called hulls. Those used for extracting sunflower oil have solid black shells. Sunflower seeds have a mild, nutty flavor and a firm but tender texture. They’re often roasted to enhance the flavor, though you can also buy them raw.
Sunflower seeds are rich in B complex vitamins.
Rich in amino acids and are low in carbohydrates
Plant Based Protein.
Sugar Free | No added Salt | No Preservatives | Vegan | Palm Oil Free| Dairy Free | Gluten Free | Lactose-Free.
Helps in good functioning of nervous system.
Shelf Life: Best before 6 months from date of manufacturing | Storage: Keep resealed and in cool place to preserve freshness | Type of Container: Zip Lock Kraft Paper.
Maintains Cardiovascular Health
Sunflower seeds may help in controlling your blood cholesterol levels. Low cholesterol level means a low risk of atherosclerosis and other heart diseases. Sunflower seeds also exhibit anti-hypertensive effects.
These seeds contain specific proteins, vitamin E, and phytochemicals like helianthin that scavenge free radicals in your blood. The proteins found in them (like pepsin and pancreatin) also block angiotensin-I converting enzyme (ACE). This is a vasoconstrictor, which means it narrows the blood vessels, thus increasing blood pressure
Eases Constipation and Diarrhea
High fiber foods like sunflower seeds, pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, soy nuts, and other nuts/seeds work as laxatives to help ease constipation.
You can eat them by themselves or add them to smoothies, breakfast cereals, or yogurt. But, make sure you take just 20-35 g of these nuts and seeds per day. Too much or too less of fiber in the form of these seeds could worsen constipation or diarrhea.
The anti-inflammatory property of sunflower seeds can relieve irritable bowel syndrome. But, be mindful of drinking water along with them. Without water, the seed fiber can do more harm than good.
Good Snack For Those With Diabetes
Many healthcare providers suggest that diabetes can be controlled by eating the right foods. Eating high sugar, high-carb foods can cause undesirable sugar spikes in your blood. This worsens the condition if you are already dealing with diabetes.
Snacking on low cholesterol and low GI foods like sunflower seeds can help you manage your diabetes. Sunflower seeds have a low glycemic index of about 20. Eating them and pumpkin seeds can prevent your blood sugar levels from shooting up (hyperglycemia).
The unsaturated fatty acids and polyphenolic compounds in sunflower seeds also have anti-diabetic effects. By controlling your sugar levels, you indirectly protect your liver, pancreas, and other vital organs as well.
Lowers Blood Cholesterol Levels
Sunflower seeds can influence the metabolism and accumulation process as they are rich in mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Saturated fats are found in butter, margarine, lard, and shortening. When you replace saturated fats with unsaturated ones, your cholesterol levels may fall. Sunflower seeds may lower bad cholesterol (LDL) in serum. You also feel a sense of satiety when you eat them. This is because they are high in calories. Eating sunflower seeds can fill you up, so you don’t binge on high-cholesterol foods
Recipe : Sun Flower Risotto
2 cups raw unsalted sunflower seeds
1 cup water
1 tablespoon ghee or olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
Sea salt, adjust to taste
Black pepper, adjust to taste
2 cups vegetable stock
Soak the sunflower seeds for at least 2 hours in filtered water with a pinch of salt, at room temperature. After 2 hours or when you’re ready to make the risotto, take 1 cup (or half of the sunflower seeds) and blend with 1 cup of water until creamy, set aside.
In a medium saucepan, add olive oil (or ghee) onions, and sea salt and cook until the onions are translucent about 8 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook for about 3 minutes or until fragrant then add the whole sunflower seeds (remaining 1 cup), and 1/2 cup of the broth. Bring to a simmer and cook uncovered for 10 minutes, stir, and add 1/2 cup of broth for 10 minutes or until the broth has reduced, and repeat this process until all the broth (2 cups) is used. This process takes about 30-40 minutes or until the sunflower seeds are tender but have a crunch to them.
After most of the broth is cooked off, add the blended sunflower seeds to the pot and stir until well combined. Adjust seasonings like sea salt and black pepper to taste. Finish with ghee or additional olive oil to taste.
Serve with a drizzle of olive oil or a small teaspoon of ghee, sea salt, and fresh black pepper. If available, try black truffle oil or grated black truffles for a fancy flare. Store leftovers in an airtight glass container and reheat on the stove on medium heat or just until warm.