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Posted by: miri | 2010/01/19

seed etc

i bought sunflower seeds to add to my cereal at Super Spar, i was wondering about these and others i saw there i.e. pumpkin etc i know they suppose to be healthy BUT do you think they are free of chemicals ie, pesticides used in growing them possibly? i suppose there are organic alternatives at health shops? does any1 know where i could buy these seeds and be assured that i am not putting more chemicals than good onto my morning cereal?

Also what are sunflower seeds good for ie.e what do they contain ito vitamins and minerals?

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Dear Miri
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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Posted by: Vrye Denker | 2010/01/19

I' m not an expert on seeds, but I could recommend Woolworths'  muesli. It contains just about everything you probably want for breakfast.

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2010/01/19

Dear Miri
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.
Enjoy
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