sunflower seeds

Curried Sunflower Pate

Care of Ashley Sauve This raw pâté is extremely delicious, nutritious and versatile! Try it in wraps, as a dip for veggies, a spread for crackers or as an addition to your favorite salads or grain bowls. Makes 1.5 cups Ingredients  1 cup raw sunflower seeds ½ tablespoon curry powder ½ teaspoon turmeric ½ lemon, juiced ¼ teaspoon salt 1-2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon raw agave nectar Pinch of paprika Directions 1. Place sunflower seeds in a bowl and cover with 3 cups cold water. Let soak for 6 hours (or overnight) in refrigerator.  Drain before using! 2. In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients except paprika. 3. Process, stopping to scrape down sides as necessary, until smooth. 4. Transfer to a bowl or other container, sprinkle with paprika and additional salt. Read More

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Superb Sunflower Seeds

Care of Ashley Sauve Sunflowers are a sure symbol of summer, and while we all enjoy their beautiful blooms we can also enjoy their delicious seeds! In fact, you’re doing your body good by including these super seeds in your diet! Sunflower seeds are one of the best sources of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that protects against heart disease. In fact, vitamin E protects LDL cholesterol (the nasty kind) from becoming damaged and thus hardening the arteries! While sunflower seeds do contain significant amounts of fat, this fat is the healthiest kind. You may have heard that many of us living a Western lifestyle are deficient in magnesium. This mineral is necessary for healthy bones, and may also lower blood pressure, reduce heart attack risk and even prevent migraine headaches. Include sunflower seeds in your diet to ensure you’re getting some magnesium, as they are a good source! Another health benefit offered by sunflower seeds is the presence of the trace mineral selenium. Studies have suggested that increased selenium in the diet may decrease incidence of cancer. As sunflower seeds are not a common allergen, they make a great substitution for nuts in many recipes! They can be ground… Read More

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