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JC’s – Sunflower Whole Kernels|500g

$5.45

$1.09 per 100g

 

Whole Sunflower Kernels

500g packet

Description

Sunflower whole kernels, often referred to as sunflower seeds, are the edible seeds harvested from the sunflower (Helianthus annuus) plant. These seeds are commonly consumed as a nutritious snack or used as an ingredient in various culinary applications. Sunflower kernels are available in both shelled (hulled) and unshelled forms, with the shelled version being more commonly consumed. Physical Characteristics:

  • Size: Sunflower seeds are small, typically about 5-10 millimeters in length.
  • Color: The outer shell is black-and-white striped or solid black. The inner kernel is tan or grayish-white.
  • Texture: The outer shell is hard and inedible, while the inner kernel is soft and meaty.
Flavor Profile:
  • Taste: Sunflower seeds have a mild, nutty flavor.
Culinary Uses:
  • Snacking: Sunflower seeds are commonly eaten as a standalone snack.
  • Baking: Used as an ingredient in bread, muffins, granola bars, or other baked goods.
  • Salads: Sprinkled on salads or yogurt for added crunch.
  • Trail Mix: A common component in trail mix, providing a protein and energy boost.
Nutrition Information (per 1 ounce, approximately 28 grams):
  • Calories: Around 160 kcal
  • Protein: Approximately 5.5 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 5.5 grams
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 grams
    • Sugars: 0 grams
  • Fat: 14 grams
    • Saturated Fat: 1.5 grams
    • Monounsaturated Fat: 4 grams
    • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8 grams
  • Vitamins and Minerals:
    • Vitamin E: Contributes to skin health and acts as an antioxidant.
    • Folate: Important for cell division.
    • Magnesium: Supports muscle and nerve function.
    • Phosphorus: Vital for bone health.
Additional Information:
  • Healthy Fats: Sunflower seeds are a good source of heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.
  • Protein-Rich: A decent source of plant-based protein.
  • Antioxidants: Contain vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage.
  • Mineral Content: Provide essential minerals like magnesium and phosphorus.
  • No Cholesterol: Sunflower seeds are naturally cholesterol-free.
Caution: While sunflower seeds are nutritious, they are also calorie-dense, so portion control is important, especially for those watching their calorie intake. Sunflower seeds are a nutritious and versatile snack, providing a good balance of healthy fats, protein, and essential nutrients. They can be enjoyed in various ways, making them a popular choice for both snacking and culinary applications.

JC’s – Sunflower Whole Kernels|500g

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