Botanical Name – Helianthus annuus
Tamil Name – சூரியகாந்தி விதைகள் / Sūriyakānti vitaikaḷ
Hindi Name – सूरजमुखी के बीज / soorajamukhee ke beej
Malayalam Name – സൂര്യകാന്തി വിത്ത് / sūryakānti vitt
Telugu Name – పొద్దుతిరుగుడు విత్తనాలు / Poddutiruguḍu vittanālu
Sunflowers have many health benefits. You can make use of the health benefits of sunflowers in two different ways; one is from sunflower seeds and the other is from sunflower oil. Sunflower seeds increase the digestion, brain power, and the functioning of the cardiovascular system as it is rich in magnesium, potassium, selenium, zinc, and iron whereas sunflower oil guard heart diseases and is a great skin moisture retainer.
Sunflower Seeds Nutrition Facts (Per 34 grams)
- Calories – 207
- Carbohydrates – 7g
- Fiber – 3.9gm
- Protein – 5.8gm
- Fat – 19gm
- Sodium – 1mg
Sunflower seeds are a good source of vitamin E, which is an essential component of your day-to-day nutritional needs. These seeds are great antioxidants that prevent the vast spread of free radicals within the human body. These free radicals lead to a variety of cellular damage and diseases.
Sunflower seeds have rich dietary fiber. If your body is lacking in fiber, you may experience many health problems like constipation, piles, hemorrhoids, colon cancer, and many others. By adding sunflower seeds to your daily diet, you can easily get a rich dietary fiber and lowers the chances of digestion-related problems.