Sunflower seeds contain numerous essential vitamins and minerals. Eat them alone, add them to trail mix or sprinkle on top of cereals and salads. Roasting improves their flavour – simply dry-fry in a hot pan until you see a colour change.
Vitamin E and Selenium
Sunflower seeds are a good source of vitamin E and selenium. They also contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, termed “good” fats because they help raise HDL, or the good type of cholesterol, while lowering LDL, or unhealthy, cholesterol.
Other Vitamins and Minerals
Folate is a B vitamin that occurs naturally in sunflower seeds. Sunflower seeds also contain significant amounts of copper, zinc, iron and fiber.