Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower Seeds

Sunflowers are native to Mexico and Peru and were cultivated for thousands of years by native peoples in North America.

When removed from their black shells, sunflower seeds are usually a grey-green color. Avoid seeds that are turning yellow as that is an indication that they are rancid. It is best to store sunflower seeds in airtight containers in the refrigerator.

Serving size: 28 g (about 1/5 cup)
Region: North America, South America, China, Spain, and France

Health Benefits

Circulation A good source of phytoestrogens, which help improve circulation.


Copper 0.5 mg 25%
Iron 1.5 mg 10%
Magnesium 91 mg 23%
Manganese 0.5 mg 17%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 6454 mg N/A
Phosphorous 185 mg 15%
Protein/Amino Acids 5.8 g 12%
Selenium 14.8 mcg 21%
Vitamin B1/Thiamin 0.4 mg 27%
Vitamin B3/Niacin 2.3 mg 12%
Vitamin B6 0.4 mg 22%
Vitamin B9/Folate 63.6 mcg 32%
Vitamin E 9.3 mg 93%
Zinc 1.4 mg 9%