Other names of  Sunflower Seeds  –

  • Helianthus annuus (Botanical name)
  • Suryakanthi (Tamil) 


Calories (energy) in Sunflower Seeds :  620 K.cal / 100 gm


Major Nutrients Present in Sunflower Seeds:

Major Nutrients Present in Sunflower Seeds


Health Benefits of  Sunflower Seeds :

  • Control cell damage, thus playing a role in preventing cancer.
  • Sunflower Seeds helps to keep the  bones healthy and ease arthritic pain.
  • The seeds soothe the nerves, thus easing away stress, migraines and help us to be relaxed.
  • They bring a glow to the skin and it combats UV rays and keeps skin youthful.
  • Ease every condition that is inflammatory in nature because it has antioxidant property.
  • It lowers LDL levels ,thus preventing heart attacks.
  • Recommended Seeds for Seasonal Affective Disorder.

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Major Nutrients Present- Nutritive Value of Indian Foods from National Institute of Nutrition.