Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy foods > Nuts, seeds and grains Updated 26 February 2013 Sunflower seeds Sunflower seeds are very high in vitamin E, which is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. 0 Pin It Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » Sunflower seeds are very high in vitamin E, which is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. Sunflower seeds also provide antioxidant defence against cancer as well as against cataracts.Sunflower oil loses no nutrients in the processing. It is important never to eat rancid or overheated sunflower seeds, as they can increase the risk of free radical formation.Sunflower seeds are high in calories and should therefore be eaten in limited quantities. If you eat two tablespoons of sunflower seeds a day, you will double your vitamin E intake. Calories 650 Total fat 13g Fibre 6g Vitamin B1 0,4mg Vitamin E 11mg Per 100g More in Diet and nutrition Power up with whole grains More: Healthy foodsNuts, seeds and grains advertisement Get a quote Selfmed - the one with the apple Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare Medihelp - quality, affordable medical scheme cover advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Hill's Science Plan Canine Mini range What is Diabetic Neuropathy? There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Live healthier Be vitamin-smart » A-Z of vitamins What is vitamin C? Ask the expert Why we need vitamin D Even in a country with an abundance of sunlight you might have a vitamin D deficiency. Here's why. Beat acne » Stars with scars Acne tips Skincare Myths about acne Through the ages, there have been many myths about acne. We list the myths and give you the facts.