Ingredient Spotlight: Sunflower Seeds Posted on 28 Jun 09:23 , 0 comments

Great things can come in small packages, which is why we added the incredible sunflower seed to one of our creamy and decadent truffles, the Sunflower Butter Banana Truffle, and as a key plant-based protein ingredient in our Power Bites!

These tiny seeds are a great source of a variety of vitamins and minerals, plant-based protein,  fiber, and essential fatty acids. In ¼ cup of sunflower seeds, you could be nourishing your body with: ·  190 calories

  • 16 g fat
  • 6 g protein
  • 4 g fiber
  • 82% of Vitamin E
  • 70% DV of copper
  • 43% thiamine ·  34% of manganese
  • 34% of selenium
  • 33% of phosphorus
  • 28% of magnesium
  • 28% of Vitamin B6
  • 20% of folate
  • 18% of niacin

As you can see, within these tiny seeds hides the power of anti-inflammatory antioxidants with the ability to slow down or reverse cell damage. Vitamin E, and the B vitamins listed are also wonderful for cell regeneration and skin health! You can’t go wrong with these little guys … especially when they are perfectly paired with flavors from delicious bananas and 70% dark chocolate!

 

Addie Dulaney Majnaric is a recent graduate of West Virginia University, where she received her dual Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and Human Nutrition and Foods and minor in Strength & Conditioning.Addie recently finished her supervised practice rotations, and will be sitting for the RDN licensure exam this summer. She is very excited to begin helping people reach their happiest and healthier selves through a vegan diet!

Addie has been vegan for 5 years, and promotes her recipes, love for animals, and nutrition journey on her blog: https://beansandblessingsblog.wordpress.com. In her free time, Addie enjoys running, creating vegan meals and baking, spending time with her husband Nathan and her best friend and sidekick, Kimba the rescue German Shepherd!