Organic Sunflower Kernel 12 oz (340 g) (3-Pack)
Health Ranger Select Organic Sunflower Kernel 12 oz (340 g) (3-Pack)
With their mild, nutty flavor, satisfyingly crunchy texture and impressive nutritional profile, our premium organic sunflower kernels make an excellent addition to your survival cache or emergency food stockpile. You can eat them directly or sprinkle them over your favorite salads, cereals, oatmeals, baked goods and other recipes. Health Ranger Select Organic Sunflower Kernels are non-GMO, non-China, certified Kosher and organic. Our lab-verified organic sunflower kernels have also undergone rigorous lab testing for glyphosate, heavy metals and microbiology.
Health benefits of sunflower kernels**
Support healthy cardiovascular function – Sunflower kernels contain high levels of heart-healthy nutrients, such as healthy fats, potassium and vitamin E. According to a study that was published in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, sunflower kernels are loaded with phytosterols that can help you maintain healthy cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range.
Support healthy cognitive and nerve function – As one of the best brain foods you can eat, sunflower kernels are rich in choline and vitamin E – both of which can support optimal cognitive function. They also contain plenty of magnesium, which can help calm your nerves and support healthy nerve function.
Support healthy digestive function – Due to their natural abundance of insoluble dietary fiber, sunflower kernels have long since been utilized in Ayurvedic medicine and TCM to support healthy digestion and normal bowel movements. Sunflower kernels also provide substantial amounts of the B-vitamin, thiamine, which is necessary for your body's natural process of converting food into energy.
Support healthy immune function – Sunflower kernels contain plenty of immune-supporting compounds, such as zinc, selenium, phytosterols, flavonoids, phenolic acids, vitamins A, C and E and other antioxidants. These potent antioxidants can help protect your body from oxidative stress and support the healthy functions of your immune system.
Support healthy thyroid function – Sunflower kernels contain substantial amounts of selenium, iodine and the B-vitamin, pantothenic acid. All of these beneficial nutrients play important roles in supporting the healthy functions of your thyroid, such as your thyroid's natural production of hormones.
Support healthy bones and muscles – Sunflower kernels are naturally abundant in magnesium, pantothenic acid, iron and zinc – all of which are vital minerals that support the growth and development of strong and healthy bones and muscles.
Regularly consuming foods that contain this balanced combination of essential nutrients can greatly benefit those who live active lifestyles.
Support the growth of healthy skin and hair – According to a study that appeared in the Journal of Nutrition, sunflower kernels are packed with vitamin E and other potent antioxidants that can help protect the skin against damage from harmful free radicals and support optimal skin function. The copper in sunflower kernels also supports the growth of healthy, glowing hair. Furthermore, practitioners of TCM also frequently utilize sunflower kernels to support healthy skin hydration.
Support sensible weight management plans – Sunflower kernels contain a combination of insoluble dietary fiber, healthy fats and other nutrients that can naturally help curb your appetite and keep you feeling full for longer periods of time after snacking on them. For this reason, sunflower kernels are a great tool for supporting your reasonable weight management plans, especially when accompanied by a healthy diet and proper exercise.
Naturally uplift your mood – Sunflower kernels provide an ideal combination of magnesium, carbohydrates, vitamin B-6 and the amino acid, tryptophan. All of these nutrients work together to help support a positive mood.
How nutritious are sunflower kernels?**
Boasting an impressive nutritional profile, sunflower kernels contain a diverse range of essential vitamins, minerals and other beneficial plant compounds, such as dietary fiber, protein, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, manganese, zinc, copper and vitamins A, B1, B3, B6, B9, C and E. Similar to many other plant seeds, sunflower kernels are also packed with healthy fats, including beneficial polyunsaturated fats, linoleic fatty acids, alpha-linolenic acids, omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, and other essential fatty acids. Compared to flax seeds and chia seeds, sunflower seed kernels contain higher levels of protein, copper and vitamins B6 and E.
In terms of antioxidants, sunflower kernels are particularly rich in vitamin E. Additionally, according to a study that appeared in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, sunflower kernels contain one of the highest concentrations of phytosterols among all the most commonly consumed nuts and seeds in America – only being rivaled by pistachio nuts. Other antioxidants found in sunflower kernels include selenium, phenolic acids and flavonoids.
What are the best ways to enjoy organic sunflower kernels?**
Organic sunflower kernels have a firm but tender texture and a mild, nutty and irresistible flavor that is not too overwhelming. These factors make sunflower kernels an excellent addition to a wide variety of recipes, including soups, stews, salads, spreads, broths, gravies, sandwiches, oatmeals, breakfast cereals, muesli, granola mixes, nutrition bars, yogurts, ice creams, trail mixes, pasta dishes, stir fries, veggie burgers, ground mixes and casseroles. You can also sprinkle sunflower kernels on tofu and vegetables, fresh or dried fruits, cheeses, chia puddings, shakes and smoothies. Furthermore, you can bake sunflower kernels into breads, pastries, cakes, muffins, desserts and other baked goods. You can even turn them into delicious sunflower seed butter.
Our premium organic sunflower kernels are suitable for direct raw consumption but they can also be roasted to enhance their flavor.
NOTE: If you want to optimize the taste, digestibility and nutritional content of your sunflower kernels, try soaking them overnight.
Find out more about Health Ranger Select Organic Sunflower Kernel!
- USDA Organic
- Glyphosate Tested
- Kosher certified
- Laboratory Verified
|Ingredient: Organic Sunflower Seeds
Serving Size: 18g
|Serving per container: 18
|Product of Bulgaria
|STORAGE NOTES: Please store in a cool dry place, away from odorous materials, direct sunlight and outside elements. Store in an area with temperatures less than 18 degrees Celsius and with humidity of less than 70%.
|**These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose any diseases.
|Manufactured in a facility which may contain nuts (peanuts, tree nuts).
This product is verified A+++ based on glyphosate analysis standards published at www.GlyphosateTested.com.
This means the product has been tested via triple quad mass spec (LS-MS-MS) and conforms to the glyphosate / AMPA limits required for an A+++ rating as described at www.GlyphosateTested.com.
| Low Heavy Metals Verified!
This product is verified A++ according to the heavy metals standards published at www.LowHeavyMetalsVerified.org
This means the product has been tested via ICP-MS and confirmed to meet the limits for an A++ rating as described at LowHeavyMetalsVerified.org.