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Confection Kernel Nutrient Composition

Sunflower kernels have a healthy image among consumers. The healthy image is well deserved. A good source of several key nutrients such as dietary fiber, vitamin E, folate and zinc, sunflower kernels add nutrition as well as a pleasant nutty crunch to food products.


Raw Confection Sunflower Kernel
Nutrient Composition
per 1 oz. (28.35 grams)
Calories 160
Calories from fat 129
Total Fat 14 g
Saturated fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated fat 9 g
Monounsaturated fat 3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium <2 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 6 g
Vitamin A <3 IU
Vitamin C < 0.2 mg
Calcium 33 mg
Iron 1.9 mg
Vitamin E 11.34 mg
Thiamin 0.65 mg
Riboflavin 0.07 mg
Niacin 1.3 mg
Folate 64.5 mcg
Magnesium 104 mg
Zink 1.4
Copper 0.4 mg


Oil Roasted, Salted Confection Sunflower Kernel
Nutrient Composition per 1 oz. (28.35 grams)
Nutrient Amount (1) %DV (2)
Calories 168 --
Protein (grams) 6 12%
Fat (grams) 14.5 24%
Saturated fat (grams) 2 10%
Monounsaturated fat (grams) 2.3 --
Polyunsaturated fat (grams) 9.7 --
Carbohydrate (grams) 6.5 2.1%
Fiber (grams) 3 12%
Calcium (milligrams) 25 2.3%
Iron (milligrams) 1.2 6.4%
Magnesium (milligrams) 36 9%
Phosphorus (milligrams) 323 32%
Potassium (milligrams) 137 4%
Sodium (milligrams) 116 4.7%
Zinc (milligrams) 1.5 10%
Copper (milligrams) 0.5 25%
Manganese (milligrams) 0.59 --(3)
Selenium (milligrams) 22 31%
Vitamin C (milligrams) 0.3 0.5%
Thiamin (milligrams) 0.091 6%
Riboflavin (milligrams) 0.079 5%
Niacin (milligrams) 1.171 6%
Pantothenic Acid (milligrams) 1.968 20%
Vitamin B6 (milligrams) 0.225 11%
Folate (micrograms) 66 17%
Vitamin B12 (micrograms) 0 0%
Vitamin A (IU) 3 0%
Vitamin E (mg_ATE) 11.3 84% (4)
(1) USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 17 (2004). Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page, http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp
(2) Current Daily Values based on 1989 RDAs.
(3) Provides 30% of RDI for manganese.
(4) Sunflower seeds provide 69% of RDA for Vitamin E (NAS, 2000).


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