Sunflower seeds are good for the human body. They are an excellent source of vitamin E and contain dense amounts of copper and vitamin B1. Additionally, they are good sources of manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin B6, vitamin B3 and selenium.
The vitamin E in sunflower seeds helps reduce inflammation in the body. It also helps guard against cardiovascular diseases.
There are 204 calories in 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds. They are high in fat and can spoil quickly. Sunflower seeds have been used for more than 5,000 years by Native Americans. They are one of the first crops to be harvested in North America.