As the name implies, sunflower seed is the seed of sunflower. Sorted by the characteristic and uses, there are mainly 3 kinds of sunflower seeds: one with low kernel rate (usually about 50%) which have big and thick shells are used as food raw material; one with high kernel rate (about 65%-75%) which have small and thin shells are used as the raw material for sunflower seed oil production and the third kind is the middle type. In the following, we are going to draw a clear conclusion about sunflower seed nutrition.
The biologist and chemical experts in the America made a research of the sunflower seed medical effect and come to a conclusion that sunflower seed can be used in the treatment of depression, neurasthenia, insomnia and a variety of cardiac diseases, and enhance the memory too. It contains 50% of oil content, and most of it is saturated fat. Sunflower seeds are cholesterol-free, and the linoleic acid content of up to 70%, which can help reduce the body's blood cholesterol levels. Sunflower seeds also contain high levels of dietary fiber, which is much higher than the apple. 7 grams of sunflower seed contains 1 gram of dietary fiber, the dietary fiber can reduce the disease incidence of colon cancer.
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