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Sunflower Seed Kernels (dried)

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Sunflower Seed Kernels (dried) review: 59 facts and highlights

Sunflower Seed Kernels (dried)
80
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Sunflower Seed Kernels (dried)

Why is Sunflower Seed Kernels (dried) better than the average?

  • More leucine per 100g
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    1.66gvs1.23g
  • More glutamic acid per 100g
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    5.58gvs3.55g
  • More beta carotene per 100g
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    30µgvs14µg
  • More proteins per 100g
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    20.78gvs15.62g
  • More lipids per 100g
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    51.46gvs24.92g
  • More magnesium per 100g
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    325mgvs291.38mg
  • More phosphorus per 100g
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    660mgvs543.08mg
  • More zinc per 100g
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    5mgvs4.03mg

General values

1. more beta carotene per 100g

30µg

Beta carotene is a pigment found in plants and is an antioxidant. When ingested, it converts to vitamin A1 (retinol), which is necessary for eye health, skin health and for maintaining a strong immune system.
2. more proteins per 100g

20.78g

Proteins are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. The recommended daily dose is 0.8-1g of protein per 1 kg of body weight.
3. more dietary fiber per 100g

8.6g

Dietary fiber, also called roughage, is present in plants, in soluble or insoluble form. Eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains rich in fiber helps the digestion process.
4. more choline per 100g

55.1mg

Choline is essential for the production of cellular membranes and plays a crucial role in acetylcholine synthesis and cholinergic neurotransmission.
5. more food energy (kcal) per 100g

584kcal

The amount of food energy in kilocalories (kcal) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 1,800 kcal (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
6. less phytosterols per 100g

534mg

Phytosterols come from plants and have a similar function to the good cholesterol, assisting in lowering bad cholesterol.

Sugars

1. more carbohydrates per 100g

20g

Carbohydrates are composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and are divided in 4 groups: oligosaccharides (glycose), monosaccharides and disaccharides which are sugars and serve as a quick source of energy, while polysaccharides, like starches serve for storing energy.
2. smaller amount of sugars per 100g

2.62g

The total amount of sugars, including glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, lactose, maltose, and trehalose. A sugar-heavy diet can cause metabolic dysfunctions.
3. less sucrose per 100g

2.5g

Sucrose, also known as table sugar, is composed out of glucose and fructose. Sucrose is rich in calories, but doesn’t have a high nutritional value.

Minerals

1. more ash per 100g

3.02g

The ash content refers to the total amount of minerals contained (potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium).
2. more calcium per 100g

78mg

Calcium is a mineral which is very important for bone health. The recommended daily dose for adults is approximately 1000mg.
3. more iron per 100g

5.25mg

Iron is found in hemoglobin, which represents approximately 2 thirds of the body’s iron reserve.
4. more magnesium per 100g

325mg

Magnesium is an important mineral for bone development and helps the proper functioning of various metabolic processes, like activating the enzymes that help in energy production.
5. more phosphorus per 100g

660mg

Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral found in the human body, after calcium. It helps cellular reproduction and contributes to the growth and repair of tissues.
6. more potassium per 100g

645mg

Potassium is a mineral that helps muscles contract, regulates the fluid balance in the body, helps maintain a normal blood pressure and kidney health.

Vitamins

1. more vitamin C per 100g

1.4mg

Also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, vitamin C helps strengthen the immune system and is commonly used to prevent viral infectious diseases.
2. more thiamin per 100g

1.48mg

Thiamin (vitamin B1) assists the body's cells change carbohydrates into energy. It is commonly found in grain-based foods like bread and cereals.
3. more riboflavin per 100g

0.35mg

Ribolflavin (vitamin B2) is one of the most important vitamins from the B complex series. It is necessary for breaking down carbohydrates and for processing amino acids and fats.
4. more niacin per 100g

8.34mg

Niacin or vitamin B3 aids the body by lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat). Like other vitamins from the B complex series, it also helps convert carbohydrates into glucose.
5. more pantothenic acid per 100g

1.13mg

Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) contributes to lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat) in the body. Like all B vitamins, it is involved in the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose. It also contributes to maintaining the health of the nervous system.
6. more vitamin B6 per 100g

1.34mg

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is needed for the production of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine. It's essential for absorbing vitamin B12 and takes part in the production of red blood cells, various cells of the immune system and in the formation of myelin, which protects nerve cells from damage.

Fats

1. more lipids per 100g

51.46g

Lipids are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. They provide energy and also play a key role in the production of hormones and cell membranes, as well as in the absorption of nutrients and fat-soluble vitamins.
2.saturated fatty acids per 100g

4.46g

Saturated fats are the unhealthy fatty acids that produce bad cholesterol and increase the risk of strokes and heart attacks. They come in high amounts from meat and dairy products.
3. more monounsaturated fatty acids per 100g

18.53g

A form of unsaturated fat with one double bond in its structure. Unsaturated fats are usually healthy fatty acids, increasing good cholesterol and decreasing bad cholesterol.
4. more polyunsaturated fatty acids per 100g

23.14g

A form of unsaturated fat with more than one double bond in its structure. Unsaturated fats are usually healthy fatty acids, increasing good cholesterol and decreasing bad cholesterol.

Amino acids

1. more leucine per 100g

1.66g

Leucine is an essential amino acid for adipose, muscle and liver tissues. It stimulates protein synthesis, protecting muscles from stress and is important for regulating blood sugar and stimulating insulin release, which is important for building muscles.
2. more tryptophan per 100g

0.35g

Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that the body needs for growth, for creating the sleep hormone melatonin, the neurotransmitter serotonin and for the synthesis of vitamin B3.
3. more threonine per 100g

0.93g

Threonine is an essential amino acid that helps promote normal growth of the body. It also helps various systems in the body like cardiovascular, liver, nervous and immune system.
4. more isoleucine per 100g

1.14g

Isoleucine is an essential amino acid, important for the the synthesis of hemoglobin, the regulation and stabilization of blood sugars and energy levels, and tissue repair.
5. more lysine per 100g

0.94g

Lysine is an essential amino acid that helps the body absorb calcium and has a crucial role in collagen formation.
6. more methionine per 100g

0.49g

Methionine is an essential amino acid that plays an important role in synthesizing other proteins, forming cartilage tissues, dissolving fat and reducing fat in the liver. It has an anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effect and strengthens hair and nail structure.

Miscellaneous

1. more glutamic acid per 100g

5.58g

Glutamic acid or glutamate is primarily used by the brain as it is a neurotransmitter. It helps to excite the brain and to maintain normal brain function by removing excess ammonia, inhibiting proper brain functioning, and then convert it to glutamine.
2. more serine per 100g

1.07g

Serine is an amino acid that contributes to the biosynthesis of proteins, playing a key role in various metabolic processes.
3. more betaine per 100g

35.4mg

Betaine is an amino-acid that contributes to protein synthesis and contributes to the proper functioning of the liver.

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