I have already spoken about the brand “Sorich Organics” (click the link to read the post) in my previous blog which will give you an introduction to the brand and its offerings. They sent over few of their organic superfoods for me to give them out a try. So lets see, how they fare! Today the superfood put to the test is “Sorich Organics Sunflower Seeds”.
About the Plant:
Sunflower is a tall, erect, herbaceous annual plant belonging to the family of Asteraceae, in the genus, Helianthus. Its botanical name is Helianthus annuus.
In the farm fields, sunflower heads can be ready for harvesting once they turn brown and dry. In general, the seeds intended to use in confectionery are somewhat larger, sweet, and have striped hulls.
Types of Seeds: Oil-type sunflower seeds are characterized by small size, have more oil content, and feature black hulls. However, both types of seeds can be used for either purpose.
In the stores, one may choose whole-seeds, hulled, roasted, salted, etc., for use. Avoid thin, shriveled seeds or old stocks, as they tend to be out of flavor.
Storage: At home, store whole seeds at room temperature in a bin or jar. However, sunflower kernels should be placed inside an airtight container and stored in the refrigerator.
About Sorich Organic Sunflower Seeds:
Quantity: 100gm (Available in 200gm, 400gm and 900gm)
Shelf Life: 18 months
The sunflower seeds come in airtight, resealable, recyclable paper bags. The package has the brand name and the superfood name on the front of the pack. On the other side of the package it provides information about the product, ingredients, information on how to use the product, Allergy information, Nutritional information, Certification marks, net weight, manufactured date and MRP. It also has the symbol indicating the products are vegetarian.
The seeds were crunchy and are a good snack option! The airtight package has definitely taken care of the product , thereby ensuring that the consumer gets value for money.
Benefits of Sunflower Seeds:
- Sunflower seeds are often considered a healthy companion of your snacks as they prevent thyroid.
- They also prove to be a powerful anti oxidant and a potent source of magnesium.
- Sunflower seeds are powerhouse of antioxidants.
- For heart health, sunflower seeds are excellent
- Sunflower seeds majorly balance cholesterol.
- Sunflowers are an exceptional source of vitamin E, which plays a very important role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. You can get over ninety percent of the daily value for vitamin E in only a quarter of a cup of sunflower seeds.
- Sunflower seeds are particularly rich in magnesium, which, along with calcium is necessary for strong bones.
- Sunflower seeds also contain tryptophan, an amino acid that helps produce serotonin, an important neurotransmitter.
- Serotonin relieves tension, calms the brain and promotes relaxation.
- The flour made from sunflower seeds is one of the richest source of Iron, hence beneficial in the treatment of anaemia.
- vitamin E applied topically has been shown to prevent UV damage. A diet containing vitamin E-rich foods promotes this same protective effect.
How to consume Sunflower Seeds:
- Sunflower seeds are known for being topping and sprinkler on food . They are more often consumed with breakfast and sprinkled on fruit smoothies.
- Add sunflower seeds to your yoghurt, soup or salad.
- Garnish mixed green salads with sunflower seeds.
- Adding sunflower seeds to scrambled eggs will give them a unique taste and texture.
- Use fine ground sunflower seeds to dust your meats with in place of flour.
- Sprinkle sunflower seeds onto hot and cold cereals and desserts too.
For recipes using sunflower seeds visit www.tarladalal.com
I have already got a bottle filled with roasted sunflower seeds and i love snacking on them. Yes, this definitely takes care of the unwanted snacks and ensures you stay healthy and lose weight too, by keeping a tab on your snacks!
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Hope this review helped!!!