The Helianthus annuus commonly known as sunflower seeds is also classified as a genus plant in biological classifications. Ukraine, Russia, and Argentina stand as the leading producers of sunflower seeds, producing an average of 14.2, 12.8, and 3.5 million tonnes annually respectively.
Research evidence shows that sunflower seeds are one of the best sources of vitamin E, and are characterised with almost zero cholesterol.
Its medicinal use includes; enhancement of cardiovascular health, reduction of cholesterol levels and an anti-inflammatory medicine due to some of its featured properties like tocopherols (vitamin E), triterpenes, polyphenolic compounds, and linolenic acid compositions. It is a potent source of magnesium supply, tackles diabetes, tames diarrhea and constipation, acts as a regulator of estrogen imbalances and improves detoxification of the body system. In addition, its vitamin E feature is essential for stabilising the health of expecting mothers.