Sunflower seeds are the fruit of the beautiful sunflower plant. Sunflowers originated in Mexico and Peru and were one of the first plants cultivated in America. For more than 5,000 years, Native Americas have been harvesting sunflower seeds for both food and oil. With their crunchy texture and nutty flavor, sunflower seeds are delicious as a high protein snack and have become an American classic. Sunflower seeds boast high levels of protein, antioxidants, minerals and linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid). They're an excellent source of vitamin E, dietary fiber, selenium, phosphorus, vitamin B1, vitamin B6 and folate. Bob's Red Mill Sunflower Seeds make a great addition to breads, cakes, cookies and muffins. Try mixing sunflower seeds into your favorite tuna or chicken salad recipe or sprinkle onto hot and cold cereals or on top of yogurt. They are also a crunchy substitute for bacon bits and croutons on cooked vegetables and salads. You can also toast them to bring out their subtle flavor and extend their shelf life. Kosher - As a continued commitment to the quality of the products we make and sell, all of Bob's Red Mill products are certified kosher pareve or kosher dairy by Rabbi Avrohom Teichman of Kehilla Kosher, Igud HaKashrus of Los Angeles. Vegan - All Bob's Red Mill products are vegetarian. This product is also vegan, meaning it is made without the use of any animal products including eggs, dairy, and honey. Paleo - We offer many wholesome ingredients that are favored by folks who follow a paleo, primal or other grain-free diet, including nuts flours, starches, whole nuts, and seeds. High Fiber - Each serving of this product provides 20% or more of the recommended daily value for fiber. Dietary fiber aids digestion and makes you feel full faster, so it can help you maintain a healthy weight.
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