Pack A Punch With Sunflower Seeds In Your Diet

  • Nov 13 , 2017

Sunflower seeds are a great source of nutrition. The regular consumption of these seeds is healthy for the body. Sunflower seeds are an amazing source of fatty acids and vitamins, as well as minerals. Hence, it is very important that we include sunflower seeds in our daily diet.

Upon speaking with dietician Mehar Rajput at Fitpass and Sukhmani Bedi- Co-founder of Better Butter, ways to include sunflower seeds in daily diet were known. Here are some of the methods:

Roasted or salted sunflower seeds are considered as a great diet as they have rich nutritional value. They can be ate as a snack as it tastes great. You can also include them in the breakfast cereals to improve the nutritional value of the breakfast. Thus inclusion of them in the breakfast can help improve the nutritional value of the breakfast up to a large extent.

Sunflower seeds can be included in any main course dishes, including chicken curry. Their inclusion will improve the nutritional value of the dish. You can also crush the seeds to make powder of it which can be added to the curry dishes easily. The powder can also be used to sprinkle over the salads and pasta to add flavour and to increase the nutritional value at the same time.

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The sunflower seeds can also be used in soft preparations to give them a crunchy texture. The addition of sunflower seeds in preparation of scrambled eggs helps them to give it a crunchy texture. This way the nutritional value of the food will improve while enhancing the texture.

The powder obtained from sunflower seeds can be added to bakery products. This will improve the taste of bakery products and will also increase its nutritional value. It can be added to cakes, muffins and bread batters.

Using sunflower seed butter is a great way to include sunflower seeds in the daily diet. The sunflower seed butter is made by mixing 3 ingredients. These ingredients include sunflower seeds, sea salt and sugar. In order to make it extra creamy, sunflower oil can be added to it. This butter can prove to be a great substitute for milk and peanut butter. It can also be used in different food items including bread spread, smoothies and homemade sauces.

Adding sunflower seeds to corn flakes is a great way to include sunflower seeds in the daily diet. The sunflower seeds adds vitamin E and B complex which are very beneficial to the body.

Sunflower seeds can be added to coconut chutney as well. The inclusion of this powder will make the coconut chutney crunchy and will improve its nutritional value at the same time, as they comprise of all the essential nutrients.