Sunflower seeds are the fruits of the sunflower plant. The seeds are harvested from the large flower heads, which can hold up to 2,000 seeds in one flower. There are two types of sunflower crops — the first is grown for the seeds you eat, the second is grown for oil and seeds. Sunflower seeds are naturally covered with an inedible shell made of black and white stripes, also called hulls, while sunflower oil is extracted from solid black shells. Organic sunflower seeds have a mild, nutty taste and have a firm yet tender texture. Organic sunflower seeds are sometimes roasted to enhance their flavor, though you can also consume them raw. Regardless of how you eat them, you will reap all their health benefits.
Organic sunflower seeds contain high levels of vitamin E and selenium — both important nutrients for a healthy body. These seeds contain antioxidants that protect cells from free radical damage — a major cause of several chronic diseases.
Here are some health benefits of Organic Sunflower Seeds:
- Helps in reducing inflammation
- Helps in improving heart health
- Helps in boosting the immune system
- May help promote healthy blood sugar levels
- They are a convenient and a healthy snack
- Helps in improving skin health
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