Sunflower Seeds


Sunflower Seed Facts:

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Cup - With Hulls - Dried
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 1g
Protein 10g

Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 4%
Iron 13%
Vitamin E 76%
Thiamin 45%
Riboflavin 10%
Niacin 19%
Vitamin B6 31%
Folate 26%
Pantothenic Acid 5%
Magnesium 37%
Phosphorus 30%
Potassium 8%
Zinc 15%
Copper 41%
Manganese 45%
Selenium 35%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

PQ (Protein Quality) x PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score) - 33

 

 

Additional Contents

 

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
  • anti-inflammatory
  • energy boost
  • antioxidant

 

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

RankValue
Low Glycemic less than 55

Food Sensitivity Rank

1 to 1 ratio

RankValue
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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phytosterols

are naturally occurring compounds found in many plants in nature. Phytosterols have been shown to substantially help lower LDL cholesterol, help protect against cancer, and help to prevent cardiovascular disease. There are over 200 varieties of known sterols in this category.
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Sources include: USDA

***All-Body Fitness takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided above. Please contact a medical doctor or a registered dietitian for nutrition advice.

 

 

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