Sunflower Seeds

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  • — Raw Whole Kernels
  • — Kosher
  • — Cholesterol Free
  • — Very Low in Sodium, Unsalted
  • — Very Good Source of Thiamin, Vitamin B6
  • — Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper, Manganese
  • — Selenium, and Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)
  • — Country of Origin: USA

Sunflower oil is the most popular cooking oil in the world, and it’s really a good thing because sunflower seeds are highly nutritious and very good for your health in general. Nowadays, sunflowers are cultivated in a great number of countries. However, they originated from the Middle American region, and were brought to Europe by explorers.

Health Benefits

Sunflower seeds can be used in a variety of recipes, but you can eat them plain as well. They make a good snack because of the numerous health benefits they offer.

  • They lower your cholesterol levels.
    These seeds are full of linoleic acid (polyunsaturated fatty acid) and oleic acid (mono-unsaturated fatty acid). These essential fatty acids lower the level of “bad” LDL cholesterol, which means that they cleanse your arteries. This reduces the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.
  • They are rich in proteins.
    Proteins are essential nutrients because our bodies use them as “building blocks” for cells. Meat is the richest food source of protein, so vegetarians often run a risk of not getting enough of this particular nutrient. Therefore, it’s essential to include seeds into your diet if you don’t eat dairy products and meat regularly.
  • They are great antioxidants.
    Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin E, as well as chlorogenic, caffeic, and quinic acids. All these elements are potent antioxidants, so they protect your body from the damage dealt by free radicals.
  • They are one of the best sources of B-complex vitamins.
    B vitamins play an essential part in a great number of processes within your body. They are extremely important for the neurological system and reduce the risk of birth defects in babies (folate).
  • They provide you with a large dose of all essential minerals.
    Sunflower seeds contain all essential minerals in almost equal measure. Eating 100 grams of them will allow you to get almost 100% of the required daily dose of magnesium, manganese, iron, phosphorus, and selenium. Their copper content is double of the required daily dose.

 

Nutrition Facts
1 servings per container
Serving size1 oz (28 g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories166

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary fiber 2g 9%
Total sugars 1g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 6g 12%

Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Сalcium 22mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 183mg 4%
Vitamin E 10mg 66%
Copper 1mg 57%
Thiamin 0.4mg 35%
Selenium 15mg 27%
Manganese 1mg 24%
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 22%
Magnesium 92mg 22%
Folate 64mcg 16%
Phosphorus 187mg 15%
Niacin 2mg 15%
Zinc 1mg 13%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Pantothenic Acid 0.3mg 6%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

INGREDIENTS: Sunflower Kernels

Packaged in a facility that also processes tree nuts and wheat

Cold Storage Recommended

Storage Time: up to 12 months

Country of Origin: USA

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Recipes

Raw Seed Stuffed Chipotle Avocados

Raw Seed Stuffed Chipotle Avocados

Raw Chipotle Mayo

  • 1 cup Pine nuts (soaked)
  • 2 tblsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbslp lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 1 tsp Chipotle Seasoning

Add all ingredients to your food processor or blender and blend until a slightly thick, creamy consistency is formed.

  • 2 avocados, halved and pitted

Stuffing

  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced celery
  • Raw sunflower seeds
  • Sliced sweet onion
  • Sliced kale

Place all stuffing ingredients in a bowl and toss with chipotle mayo. Once ingredients are fully covered in mayo stuff into a halved avocado. Enjoy as a side, appetizer, or an entree.

Enjoy it!

 

Chocolate Truffle Energy Bites

Chocolate Truffle Energy Bites

Ingredients:

  • 14 Medjool dates, pitted and soaked in warm water for 10 minutes
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup dry-roasted salted peanuts (or any type of peanut, salted or unsalted – your preference)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
    optional for rolling: cocoa powder, shredded coconut, crushed nuts, mini chocolate chips

Directions:

First, make sure your dates are soft. You may soak them in warm water (and drain them) for 15 minutes before putting into the food processor or blender. OR you may chop them up into very small pieces so they blend easily.

Put all of your ingredients into the blender or food processor, in the order listed, and blend for 4-5 minutes or until a thick oily “dough” ball is formed. The dough will be oily from the seeds and nuts. You will have to scrape down the sides of the blender/food processor a few times to get all of the dry ingredients to the bottom. Once a dough is formed, scoop the dough (about 1 Tablespoon each) and roll into a smooth ball with your hands.

If rolling into cocoa powder, coconut, etc: spread rolling ingredients onto a plate and roll the moist dough ball around to fully cover. Store bites in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Enjoy it!

 

“Fiber Boom!” Banana Breakfast Smoothie

"Fiber Boom!" Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 ripe bananas
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 2 tbsps of the amazing seeds mix (you should make this in advance – mix raw sesame, poppy, amaranth, flax and sunflower seeds and place them in a jar; add in smoothies or in raw desserts)

water, as needed (just add enough to blend then add some more if necessary; it depends on how thick or liquid you want your smoothie to be)

Instructions:

Add all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.

Enjoy!

Recipe Source: www.gourmandelle.com

 

Green Sunflower Smoothie ᕙ(`▿´)ᕗ

Green Sunflower Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk unsweetened
  • frozen bananas sliced
  • 1 handful kale chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seed butter

Instructions:

  1. Throw all ingredients into a blender; blend until smooth.
  2. Garnish with sunflower seeds if desired

Enjoy!

Recipe Source: www.eatsrealfood.com

 

Vegan Sunflower Pate

Vegan Sunflower Pate

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 T. red onion(or ⅛ red onion)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 cups organic, unsalted raw sunflower seeds
  • 3 T. tahini
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp. dried dill to taste
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup packed italian parsley
  • 1 sprig mint

METHOD:

  1. Soak 2 cups sunflower seeds overnight in water, covered(24 hours)
  2. Drain sunflower seeds in fine sieve and rinse under running water.
  3. In food processor, pulse red onion and garlic until finely minced.
  4. Add lemon juice and sunflower seeds and pulse until mashed, scraping down bowl as needed.
  5. Add tahini and pulse until completely combined.
  6. Add water in thin stream until combined, then add remaining ingredients and pulse all until completely combined. Salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy it!

Recipe Source: www.fiveminutemeals.net

 

Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 cup lightly packed baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • about 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar (or regular)

Instructions:

Add the sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, basil, sunflower seeds, garlic, salt and pepper to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. With the food processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil and vinegar. Process until mostly smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. To thin out the pesto, add in additional olive oil a little at a time.

Recipe Source: www.ohmyveggies.com

 

Coconut Maple Granola with Cocoa Nibs

Coconut Maple Granola with Cocoa Nibs

INGRESIENTS:

  • (4) cups slow oats
  • (½) cup shredded coconut
  • (½) cup slivered raw almonds
  • (½) cup raw sunflower seeds
  • (½) cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • (½) cup cocoa nibs
  • (½) tsp salt
  • (½) cup real maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp real vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Combine all dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Add vanilla and maple syrup and mix well with your hands – don’t be shy! Bake in a deep baking pan (you can also use a cookie sheet) and bake about one hour, or until dry. Make sure to mix the mixture a few times while it cooks to prevent burning and promote even cooking.
Serve with almond milk or soy yoghurt, and some added hemp seeds, cranberries (as shown) or with any other real ingredient you desire. This will keep in a container or glass jar indefinitely and the recipe can easily be doubled – and you’ll likely be making it often!

 

Recipe Source: http://amp.gs/lEup

 

Cabbage & Cranberry Salad

Cabbage & Cranberry Salad

INGREDIENTS:

FOR SALAD:

  • 1/2 head purple cabbage
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • – 2 oz. feta, crumbled

 

FOR DRESSING:

  • 1 orange, juiced (~1/3 cup)
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (or 1 Tbsp. finely minced shallots)
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil or olive oil

 

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Thinly slice or shred the cabbage.
2. Combine the cabbage, cranberries, sunflower seeds, feta, and dressing in a large bowl. Stir until everything is well coated in dressing.

Eat immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat.

 

Energizing Sunflower Seed, Cinnnamon & Maca Smoothie

Energizing Sunflower Seed, Cinnnamon & Maca Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • ¾ to 1 cup water or plant milk
  • 2 tablespoons raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

 

Instructions
Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth.

Enjoy!

Recipe source: http://amp.gs/Pi0p

 

Vegan Sunflower Seed Basil Pesto

Vegan Sunflower Seed Basil Pesto

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves lightly packed
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds (roasted and shelled)
  • ½ tsp salt or to taste
  • ½ to 1 tsp lemon juice or to taste (to prevent browning of the pesto)
  • ¼ cup olive oil or more if necessary

 

Add all ingredients except olive oil to a food processor. Pulse food processor while adding a steady stream of olive oil. Scrap sides and pulse until well blended. Taste and correct your seasonings. Use immediately or store (covered) in refrigerator up to 24 hours

Enjoy!

Recipe source: http://amp.gs/PqlQ

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  1. 5 out of 5

    I buy this every few months. Always fine. Good product. I add them to most foods. They are just as described. Don’t ask me about the “nutritional” issues. I just like them.

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  2. 5 out of 5

    This is my second purchase from seller Food to Live and I will not hesitate to order from them again. The sunflower seeds are fresh and meaty and exactly as I had expected. Good seller, good product!

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  3. 5 out of 5

    I use a lot of sunflower seeds – the cost of these was reasonable; the size was the amount needed; the sunflower seeds were in excellent condition.

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  4. 5 out of 5

    We buy these for our wildlife friends (birds and squirrels), who love them. I do occasionally eat some, and they are very good. We have about 175 birds of various species that visit our yard, and fox and gray squirrels. They are very entertaining and we like to give them quality seeds and nuts that are healthy for them.

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  5. 5 out of 5 Sprouted sunflower seeds for vitamin E

    Sunflower seeds are a good source of alpha tocopherol, but they are also high in Ω-6 fatty acids (not good). So I sprout them for two days, which lowers the fat content, but may also keep the vitamin E. Supplementation may not be a good idea:
    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/235881.php

    I have always bought my seeds locally, but lately they have not been good for sprouting. I am happy to report that the SF seeds featured here sprout wonderfully.

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  6. 4 out of 5

    Ordered from these folks before, always prompt service and excellent product. I really recommend these sunflower seeds. I use them in my breads,my granola, and trail mix, they’re just fantastic.

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  7. 5 out of 5

    I have ordered from the Food to Live several times and have always been pleased with the quality of the items received. Good product for a reasonable price.

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  8. 5 out of 5

    Very pleased with product, nice and clean, and very good quality. Seller shipped promptly, and knew when to expect because of tracking number. Will purchase again.

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  9. 5 out of 5

    Order arrived in condition promised and well before the estimated date. Due to health reasons, had to convert to an all natural no-meat, no-vegetables, no-soy, no-dairy diet and these were a perfect match. Would order again if needed.

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  10. 5 out of 5

    This big bag of sunflower seeds arrived on time and in excellent condition. Having bought bulk seed from other vendors and sources in the past, I was trying to find a source that had a fresher product. Others have been rock hard stale. These were fresher, more easily chewed. I would highly recommend this product and vendor to others.

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  11. 5 out of 5

    Yummy, Fresh, Tasty. I grind it up and use it in my bread for added flavor. But, it makes a great snack too. I use it raw.

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  12. 5 out of 5

    Our local supplier for raw sunflower seed kernels went out of business and I was thrilled to find out I could get them through this site. I use them when I make suet patties for the birds and the birds love them.

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  13. 5 out of 5

    Awesome product, packaged with care! Highly Recommend 5 * seller. I will most certainly buy from this seller again. Thank you very much!

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  14. 5 out of 5

    MY PATIO BIRDS AND A SQUIRREL OR TWO ARE BEING SPOILED ROTTEN BY THESE SEEDS. THEY LOVE THEM AND THERE IS NO MESS OF SHELLS LEFT BEHIND!

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  15. One person found this helpful

    5 out of 5

    AWESOME buying experience. Wonderful seller, item arrived safe and packaged well. Highly recommend this 5 star seller and I will most definitely buy from again. Thank YOU!

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  16. 5 out of 5

    Sunflower seeds tasted like they were fresh out of the garden. I am very pleased with the quality and have already made a subsequent purchase.

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  17. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    5 out of 5

    Good clean seeds. Price is unbeatable. Even less expensive than our famous Trader Joe’s. I just ordered their pumpkin seeds and not at all disappointed.

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