Sunflower seeds are the edible seed of the sunflower. While often sold in hull, the hull is inedible and it is the kernel that is consumed. Sunflower seeds are often roasted but are available in their raw form.

Health considerations

Sunflower seeds are 21% protein, 51% fat, 9% fiber, and a source of iron, vitamin E, B vitamins including folate, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, manganese, selenium, and zinc. Sunflower seeds are high in antioxidants. See: Sunflower oil

Keep in mind

Seeds are a common allergen.

May be found in

Trail mix, granola, granola bars, energy bars, sunflower seed butter, cereal


Self Nutrition Data
The Journal of Nutrition

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