Sunflower Seeds: Recipes, Benefits And Uses

Sunflower seeds come in a range of varieties depending on their intended use. The seeds with a black husk are generally oil seeds and those with the white stripes are for food.

Nutritional Benefits Of Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are high in protein, dietary fibre and B vitamins. They are also rich in minerals such as magnesiummanganesephosphorus, iron and zinc.

Where Are Sunflower Seeds From?

Sunflower seeds are grown in a wide variety of regions with the biggest producers being Eastern Europe and Russia. South Africa has a large sunflower seed industry but mostly the oil variety. Depending on the season our seeds are sourced locally or imported.

Sunflower Seeds

Recipes Using Sunflower Seeds?

Sunflower seeds are most often used in baking and salads. The can be toasted or eaten raw as a snack on their own and are often added to trail mixes.

Recipes Using Sunflower Seeds

Growing Your Own Sprouts And Microgreens

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Lemon And Mint Amaranth Salad Recipe

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Date And Nut Granola

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Whole Grain, Gluten-Free Granola Recipe

By Roxanne | Jun 1, 2019

Gluten has become a real pain point for many people lately. The reasons gluten intolerance is on the rise varies and the theories link it to many different aspects of our food systems, diet, and lifestyles. Thankfully recipes containing gluten-free ingredients are also on the rise and there are many grains that are naturally gluten-free.…