- High Calorie Contents Good Source of Energy
- Mono-unsaturated Oleic Acid Lowers LDL /Increases HDL
They are considered to be highly beneficial food for their high vitamin and mineral contents. The high calorie contents make the Sunflower Seeds a good source of energy. Linoleic acid (a poly-unsaturated fatty acid) makes up 50% of the fatty acid content of these seeds.
The kernels are also rich in mono-unsaturated oleic acid which helps to lower bad cholesterol or LDL and increase good cholesterol in the blood.