Sunflower seeds are also known as the fruit of the sunflower plant as they are harvested from the flower head of the sunflower plant. They not only look beautiful but also have a distinct nutty flavour and very high nutritional value. Sunflower seeds are a good source of Vitamin E, flavonoids and other plant compounds. Studies have shown that consumption of sunflower seeds have numerous health benefits including low risks of high blood pressure or heart disease. Because of its vitamin E content sunflower seeds also helps in reducing inflammation. Vitamin E is also beneficial for prenatal health which makes it very good for pregnant women.
- Per 100gm of sunflower seeds has 35.17 mg vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol).