Organic Sunflower Seeds
If you’re looking for a delicious snack you can eat on-the-go, sunflower seeds might just fit the bill. It has a tasty, nutty flavor with a firm yet tender texture, can satiate your hunger and still give you plenty of health benefits to boost.
Origin: China or EU
Available as: Whole; Protein Powder
Benefits: Promote Cardiovascular Health, Promote Healthy Cholesterol Levels, Support a Healthy Mood, Great for Thyroid Health
Nutrition: Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin E
Directions for use: Consume one cup or 46 g per day as snack or add to the smoothie, yogurt, cereal, oatmeal and savory dishes
What is it?
That huge and beautiful yellow flower called sunflower actually produces a fruit. It’s called sunflower seeds. Sunflower seeds have a teardrop shape and are encased in a gray or black-colored shell. The insides are gray-green in color and have a nutty taste.
But it’s not just merely edible, it’s nutrient-dense, too. The three types of sunflower seeds—linoleic, high oleic and NuSun—all boast of having high levels of the good fats (monounsaturated, saturated and polyunsaturated).
Sunflowers grow wild in North America and people during the Paleo-Indian times picked the seeds precisely for its fat-content. It was the people from the southwest part of North America, or what is now Mexico, who started farming sunflowers for its seeds back in 3000-2000BC. They developed ways to make the seeds bigger and make the flowers produce prolifically.
However, it was the American Indians who domesticated wild sunflowers (it was one of the first plants to be domesticated in the US), turning it into a single-headed plant and developing seed color varieties—black, red, black/white-striped and white. They utilised it in many ways—they pounded it to make flour, squeezed it for its oil or cracked and eat it as snack.
Sunflower seeds may be small, but the density of its nutrients and health benefits are immense.
If it’s Vitamin E you’re looking for, don’t look for anything else but sunflower seeds. It contains approximately 35.17g per 100g or about 234 percent RDA for this vitamin. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals and plays a vital role in the health and integrity of cell membranes, brain cells and others.
A plant compound called phytosterol is known to help reduce bad cholesterols in the body. Sunflower seeds have phytosterols in abudance—about 270-289 per 100 grams—the highest among the seed and nut category to have this compound.
Magnesium is a mineral known to do a lot of things—lowers blood pressure, treat migraines, helps maintain bone health. What’s more, magnesium also helps produce energy and prevents calcium from rushing to the nerves and activating it. Thus, eating sunflower seeds will help make you feel cool, calm and collected.
Other health benefits of sunflower seeds include relieving the symptoms of asthma, arthritis, reducing the risks of atherosclerosis, alleviating the symptoms of menopause, reducing the development of complications from diabetes and many more.
What makes our sunflower seeds different?
Our sunflowers are grown in soils that are absolutely free from chemicals. The sunflowers themselves have never tasted any pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and other harmful chemicals that could affect the quality of the seeds. We have soil certification and the approval of EU organic certification bodies to back up this claim.
We just don’t throw in all the seeds in the bin—each seed undergoes careful and meticulous inspection so that only the best sunflower seeds are chosen for drying and packing. Our shells are firm, unbroken, free of dirt and are absolutely fresh, not rancid. They have also been packed in airtight containers to seal in its freshness to make sure you will receive only the best sunflower seeds.
Our organic sunflower seeds have a nutty and delicious taste which you can enjoy in so many dishes—sandwiches, salads, eggs, meat dishes, cereals and more. Take note that this delicious taste is all-natural as our organic sunflower seeds do not have additives of any sort.
Impact Foods can provide a consistent supply of organic sunflower seeds in bulk, private label and white label. We can also deliver to any place in the UK and all throughout Europe.