The sunflower seed kernel is crunchy, delicious and bound to be on the fields of any baseball stadium. It’s botanical name is Helianthus Annuus and stirs up images of the beautiful, large flower from which it comes. This seed originates from the Middle American region where it spread as a highly sought after crop all over the world. Today, the leading producers of sunflower seed kernels include the United States, Russia and Argentina.
These nutritious kernels contain phenolic antioxidants, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, magnesium, selenium, and copper. Traditionally, sunflower seed kernels have been used for their multitude of health benefits. They are thought to possibly support healthy cardiovascular function, optimal blood circulation, a healthy weight, vibrant skin, nails and hair, proper brain function and a positive outlook. In addition, some alternative practitioners recommend eating sunflower seed kernels because they may help to reduce tension and anxiety.
Our sunflower seed kernels are great as a snack, on salads, in side dishes, as a casserole topper, and much more. They’re especially great for kids and on the go snacking. Sunflower seeds make a great fuel food for athletic activities including sports and gym workouts. All you need is a daily handful and you’ll reap the nutritional benefits.
Some possible benefits of Raw Organic Sunflower Seed Kernels may include:
May help support a healthy immune response
May help maintain a healthy weight
Possibly supports optimal brain function and GABA levels
May help promote a positive outlook
Possibly reduces tension and anxiety
May support a healthy pregnancy
May support balanced energy levels
May help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system
Possibly supports hair, skin, and nail growth