How many calories are in seeds?
Seeds. They are loved in Russia since ancient times. No holiday was complete without seeds. In the evenings, boys and girls gathered, sang songs, danced and, of course, treated each other to sunflower seeds and pumpkins.
Seeds are not only tasty, but also very healthy. We will understand what useful properties they have, how many calories in seeds.
Useful properties of sunflower seeds
- It turns out that seeds are superior in their properties to eggs and even meat! But they are absorbed by the body much faster.
- They are rich in vitamins and amino acids, which contribute to the regulation of fat metabolism. So during a diet, while losing weight, you can safely eat them.
- In the seeds of many minerals: phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, so they are useful for people with diseases of the cardiovascular system.
- Iron, zinc, fluorine, manganese in seeds 5 times more than in bananas.
As you can see, sunflower seeds are very useful. Despite their high calorie content - per 100 g - 700 kcal.- the seeds are absorbed by the body very easily, so they can be safely eaten without fear of getting better.
Seeds are useful, shown in many diseases, for example, gastrointestinal tract, liver, heart. And sunflower oil made from sunflower seeds is indispensable for preparing so many dishes.
Useful properties of pumpkin seeds
- Pumpkin seeds contain almost all the same useful elements as sunflower seeds. Therefore, they are useful to use in diseases of the urogenital system, stomach, intestines.
- There is one property by which pumpkin seeds are recommended especially. These are their antidiabetic and anthelmintic (anthelmintic) properties.
Do seeds lose their properties during processing?
- Pumpkin seeds definitely lose. Therefore, they do not need to fry. After all, it is in the raw seed that so many useful properties, even in the peel and in the gray-green top layer of seeds.
- Sunflower seeds are certainly tasty after toasting. But they also lose a number of useful properties. So it is better to eat them raw. Recall how our ancestors ate sunflower seeds, holding a sunflower head in their hands, and taking seeds out of the cells, ate them without frying.