Calories, kcal: 578 Proteins, g: 20.7 Fats, g: 52.9 Carbohydrates, g: 3.4 Sunflower is called the annual one of the Astro family, a fairly high herbaceous plant with a powerful stalk and a large inflorescence. Sunflower flowers are very decorative, not for nothing its Latin name helianthus in literal translation sounds like a solar flower (calorizator). Until the flower completely dissolves, it turns behind the motion of the heavenly body, after blossoming looks to the east and itself is very similar to the sun.
Sunflower seeds - matured plant seeds, are in a large basket bordered with bright yellow petals. Depending on the type of sunflower seeds vary in shape and size, in color - black, gray, with white stripes at the edges or completely striped. Inside the dense shell (husk) is the core of the seed, which has a grayish color, a drop-shaped shape, a dense, oily structure. To taste, raw sunflower seeds resemble nuts.
The native land of sunflower is Southern Mexico, from where the plant was brought by the Spaniards after the discovery of America. Sunflower was grown as an ornamental flower, only at the beginning of the XIX century began to use seeds.
Caloric content of sunflower seeds Caloric content of sunflower seeds is 578 kcal per 100 g of product.
Composition and useful properties of sunflower seeds Sunflower seeds have a unique chemical composition, including beta-carotene, vitamins A, B1, B2, B5, B6, B9, C, D, E, as well as minerals necessary for the body: potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc , selenium, copper and manganese, iron, iodine, chromium, fluorine, molybdenum, silicon, cobalt, phosphorus and sodium. According to the content of vitamin D sunflower seeds exceed the cod liver, and potassium in them is more than in the orange and banana. Sunflower seeds are rich in essential amino acids, which are necessary for normal fat metabolism, as well as unsaturated fatty acids, useful for the work of the cardiovascular and circulatory systems. The use of seeds contributes to the normalization of the gastrointestinal tract, the seeds have a slight laxative effect, which makes it possible to cleanse the intestines - due to the presence of dietary fibers and oils, the process passes gently. Seeds reduce the level of "bad" cholesterol in the blood, improve the condition of the skin and hair, especially this is true for adolescents during a period of violent hormonal adjustment. The presence of a large amount of vitamin E in seeds provides the product with the properties of an antioxidant - preventing the development of atherosclerosis, anti-carcinogenic action, protection from harmful radiations (especially computer).