Our expert says:
All food products, including seeds, must meet certain specifications for safety determined by the Depts of Agriculture and Health. I, therefore, reckon that seeds sold in supermarkets are either free of pesticide residues or contain minimal amounts that are not classified as harmful to humans. According to the SA Food Tables dried sunflower seeds are rich in energy (2386 kJ per 100g), plant protein (22.8 g/100g), total fat (49.6 g/100g), polyunsaturated fat (32.7 g/100g), dietary fibre (6/6g/100g), calcium, iron, magnesium potassium, zinc, B vitamins and vit E.
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