Though sunflower came to Europe in 1510, it was initially considered only an ornamental plant. It took a long time before people began to eat its seeds, and even more until they discovered the ability to squeeze oil out of it.
Sunflower seeds are tasty, inexpensive and rich in valuable nutrients snack, and with Andrex products they are easily accessible at any time of the year. In sunflower seeds you will find a wealth of valuable health ingredients:
- • A, B, D and E Vitamins
- • Zinc
- • Calcium
- • Iron
- • Potassium
Sunflower seeds are also abundant in beneficial low saturated fatty acids, protein and fiber. Such a mixture of nutritional values serves, among others, our heart, nervous and digestive systems, our skin, hair and nails. Regular consumption of sunflower seeds has a positive effect on our concentration, reduces blood cholesterol level, strengthens bones and body’s immune system. In addition, husking sunflower seeds relaxes, so you certainly should reach for this delicacy in unprocessed version.
Pumpkin seeds are rich in nutrients and may have many health benefits. They are a good source of zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. Plant seeds are also a good source of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and antioxidants. Pumpkin seeds can be eaten alone as a snack or added to salads, soups and another dishes.
Popcorn is a great alternative to unhealthy, salty snacks. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber, which stimulates peristaltic motion and helps to keep entire digestive system healthy. Air popped popcorn contains antioxidants, substances that protect body cells from damage which can lead to disease.