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Updated 26 February 2013

Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds are very high in vitamin E, which is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease.

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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
 
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