Sunflower seeds are popular in multigrain breads, snack bars and generally as snacks. They are rich in healthy fats, healthy plant-based compounds and minerals. Sunflower seeds are especially rich in vitamin E and selenium.
These act like antioxidants to protect the body's cells against damage by free radicals which plays a role in various chronic diseases. They are also a good source for healthy plant-based compounds including phenolic acids and flavonoids that act as antioxidants. Sunflower seeds are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, primarily linoleic acid. The magnesium they contain helps balance blood pressure levels. Sunflower seeds contribute to balancing blood glucose.