About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us

Sunflower Seeds Offer Amazing Health Benefits

by Bidita Debnath on November 10, 2017 at 11:55 PM
Font : A-A+

Sunflower Seeds Offer Amazing Health Benefits

Sunflower seeds are the gift of the beautiful sunflower that has rays of petals emanating from its bright yellow, seed-studded center. Sunflowers seeds offer amazing health benefits because of their nutritional value.

The seeds have essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals which are vital for our body and hence it is important to add these variants in some form or the other, say experts. Mehar Rajput, Dietician at fitpass and Sukhmani Bedi, Co-Founder of Better Butter share tips to use sunflower seeds in your regular dishes to make them healthier:


Roasted or salted sunflower seeds can be considered as a great healthy snack. You can also add them to your daily cold or hot breakfast cereals in order to improve their nutritive values.

Sunflower seeds can be added to any main course dishes such as chicken curry, mix-vegetables etc or can be sprinkled over salads, pastas in order to add some flavour and extra nutrients.

One can add sunflower seeds to any soft preparations such as scrambled eggs to give them a crunchy texture.

Sunflower powder or flour can be added in cake, muffin, and bread batters. This will improve their nutritive value significantly.

Make sunflower seed butter by mixing three main ingredients i.e. Sunflower seeds, sea salt and sugar or stevia. To make it extra creamy you can add sunflower oil in it as well. It can be a great substitute for milk and peanut butter. It can be used as bread spread, in smoothies, homemade sauces etc.

Add sunflower seeds to your cornflakes cereal chivda which is a spicy, tasty and healthy breakfast option. These nutty Sunflower seeds not only increase the taste of the chivda but also make it healthier. Sunflower seeds add vitamin E and B-complex to this cereal chivda which are loved by all.

Sunflower seeds should be added to dry coconut chutney powder to make it more crunchy. These seeds are highly nutritious comprising of calories, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals so coconut chutney with sunflower seeds will increase the nutrition value of your South Indian breakfast.

And when it comes to easy homemade tiffin option; roti laddo is one of the best options around. Roti ladoo which is a popular aromatic and delicious dish can be prepared in 5 minutes and if you add sunflower seed to it; roti laddo becomes full of nutritions, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.

Source: IANS

News A-Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Cochlear Implants may Consequently Drive Hearing Loss
E-cigarettes Use Linked to Erectile Dysfunction
Memory Loss - Can it be Recovered?
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Edible Flowers for Health Health Insurance - India Health Benefits of Sesame Seeds Health Benefits of Poppy Seeds Top 5 Health Benefits of Sunflower Seeds Top 10 Health Benefits of Sunflower Oil 

Recommended Reading
Sunflower Seeds Have the Potential to Cause Live Cancer
Researchers have shown that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin which has the ....
Sunflower Seeds may be Used to Develop New Drug Delivery Systems
University of Pennsylvania researchers are looking at new ways of developing drug delivery systems...
Stay Healthier This Year By Adding 5 Foods to Your Daily Diet
Add these five foods - Bulgur, Chickpeas, Kale, Spaghetti squash and Sunflower seeds to your ......
Eating Food Fried in Olive or Sunflower Oil Not Linked to Heart Disease
Eating food fried in olive or sunflower oil does not lead to heart disease or premature death, ......
Edible Flowers for Health
Flowers bloom to touch your soul with its beauty and bring out your innate healing potential. There ...
Health Benefits of Poppy Seeds
Poppy seeds are rich source of many vital nutrients. Know more about its health benefits and nutriti...
Health Benefits of Sesame Seeds
Sesame seeds are good source of fiber and proteins. Sesame seeds help maintain blood pressure and di...
Health Insurance - India
Health insurance has emerged as one of the fastest growing segments in the non-life insurance indust...
Top 10 Health Benefits of Sunflower Oil
Sunflower oil is non-volatile with an excellent nutritive profile. It is effective in reducing chole...
Top 5 Health Benefits of Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower seeds are rich sources of essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals that nourish the bo...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use