Sunflower Seed Facts:
PQ (Protein Quality) x PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score) - 33
- caffeic acid
- shikimic acid
- cinnamic acid
- chlorogenic acid
- hydroxycinnamic acids
- omega-6 fatty acid
- polyunsaturated fat
- monounsaturated fat
- essential amino acids
- complex carbohydrates
Potential Health Benefits
- powerful cardiovascular system health boost
- enhance muscle relaxation & overall mood
- cholesterol lowering properties
- promote anti-aging protection
- connective tissue health boost
- bone & joint health boost
- skin & hair health boost
- anti-cancer properties
- promote weight-loss
- energy boost
Potential Athletic Benefits
- High source of fat, complex carbohydrates, and protein for sustained long-term energy demands and weight-loss.
- Enhance pre and post-workout caloric intake for greater workout potential.
- Superior post-workout refueling source that includes essential nutrients for muscle rebuilding and growth.
Glycemic Index Rank
18 out of 100
|Low Glycemic||less than 55|
Food Sensitivity Rank
1 to 1 ratio
|Low for Fructose Sensitivity||less than or equal to 1 (fructose to glucose ratio)|
Sunflower seeds are an overall excellent source for healthy calories. They contain large amounts of phytochemicals, cholesterol lowering phytosterols, essential vitamins and minerals, as well as, fat, protein, and complex carbohydrates. Nuts and seeds however have a low PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score) meaning they do not contribute as much to rebuilding and repairing the body as compared to other protein sources. With that being said, sunflower seeds do offer large amounts of phytochemical, vitamin, and mineral content which can make up for lost ground.
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Sources include: USDA
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