Sunflower Seed or sunflower Kernels:what is Marigold of Peru.Corona Solis.Sola Indianus.Chrysanthemum Peruvianum?
- Basic Botanical Info:Sunflower.
- Sunflower Botanical Description.
- PhytoChemicals and Constituents of Sunflower seed.
- Sunflower seed Common Possible Uses and Applications.
- Sunflower Historical Perspective.
- Ways to Enjoy Sunflower Kernels?.
- Consumers Worldwide Love Eating In-Shell Seeds.
- Sunflower Oil - Your Healthy Choice and its infomation.
- Nutrition Content and Analysis of Sunflower Seed.
- Flower formation of Helianthus annuus.
- Research Update:Helianthus annuus,Sunflower Kernel.
Nutrition Content and Analysis of Sunflower Seed.:
Fatty Acids: Sunflower seeds and oil contain both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat :the types of fat that may protect the heart. Clinical studies show that higher unsaturated fat diets may be preferable even to low-fat diets because they lower total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol, and triglycerides, while maintaining beneficial high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, which is needed to carry the "bad" cholesterol away.(1-2) ? Almost 90% of the fat in sunflower seeds is good, unsaturated fat.
Plant Protein: Protein supplies amino acids, the building blocks that build, maintain and repair body tissues. Sunflower seeds are a good source of plant protein.
Vitamin E: Vitamin E is an antioxidant that may protect against heart disease by getting rid of harmful molecules called free radicals that can lead to arterioscleroses. Sunflower seeds are the best whole food source of vitamin E.
Selenium: Selenium works with vitamin E as an antioxidant and protects cells from damage that may lead to cancer, heart disease, and other health problems.
Copper: Copper helps the body carry oxygen to red blood cells and produce energy in the cells. Copper is also a vital part of some antioxidant enzymes in the body, thus protecting from oxidative stress. While a copper deficiency is rare, this trace mineral is essential to an energy-rich life.
Folate and B vitamins: Folate, a B vitamin, plays an essential role in making new body cells by helping to form the DNA and RNA that contain each cell's "master plan" for reproduction. Folate also pairs with vitamin B-12 to help form hemoglobin in red blood cells, which allows them to carry optimal amounts of oxygen. Folate is involved in the removal of homocysteine, an amino acid thought to promote heart disease, from the blood. A large population study from Harvard University shows an association between higher intakes of folate and lower risk of heart disease.
Other B vitamins are essential for producing energy from food. Sunflower seeds contain pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, thiamin and niacin.
Zinc and Iron: Zinc is a mineral that is vital for keeping your immune system strong, fending off infections and healing wounds.Iron is essential in carrying oxygen from the lungs, through the blood, and to every body cell.
Fiber: Fiber,the indigestible part of plant foods,promotes good health by helping to lower blood cholesterol, manage blood glucose and prevent constipation.
The value of sunflower seed as part of a healthy diet for parrots has been recognized by aviculturist for a long time. Almost every manufacturer of a parrot mix includes sunflower. In addition it is used in many of the pellet or extruded diets.
As in any other food, moderation is the key. Flying and breeding parrots require considerable amount of energy therefore the percentage of sunflower in a varied diet can be increased. Naturally, for less active parrots the percentage should be reduced.
Sunflower seeds are a high energy food source for your birds.
|Confection Sunflower Kernel|
Nutrient Composition per 1 oz. (28.35 grams)
|Calories from fat||129|
|Saturated fat||2 g|
|Polyunsaturated fat||9 g|
|Monounsaturated fat||3 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||5 g|
|Dietary Fiber||4 g|
|Vitamin A||<3 IU|
|Vitamin C||<0.2 mg|
|Vitamin E||11.34 mg|
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