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Nutritional Value of Flax Seed Oil and Sunflower Seed Oil



Nutritional Value of Flaxseed Oil: Flaxseed is a nutritious seed packed with all the vital vitamins and minerals that a body needs, as well as an abundance of omega-3 fatty acids. The seeds have high levels of fiber, which are useful for weight loss. Flaxseed oil obtained from the seeds also contains large amounts of omega-3, which has numerous health benefits.

Flaxseed oilNutritional Facts About Flaxseed

Flaxseed and its oil are excellent sources of manganese and magnesium. They are also a good source of copper, phosphorous, iron, zinc, selenium, and calcium. Above all, they contain only traces of sodium.

Vitamin Content of Flaxseed

Thiamin is found in excellent levels in flaxseed. It also has very good levels of vitamin B6, niacin (vitamin B3). Vitamin K is also found in significant amounts, in addition to riboflavin (vitamin B2). Flaxseed also contain traces of vitamin C and E.

Caloric Content of Flaxseed

As in the case of nuts and seeds, flaxseed is also a high-calorie food. In 100 grams of flaxseed, there are 534 calories.

Health Benefits of Flaxseed

Flaxseed and its oil have anti-inflammatory benefits due to the abundance of omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseed helps prevent high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, eye disorders, and diabetes.

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Nutritional Value of Sunflower Seed Oil

Sunflower seeds are often used in snacks and the production of sunflower oil. Sunflower oil is polyunsaturated in nature and is therefore often used as healthy cooking oil.

Sunflower seed oilNutritional Facts About Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of manganese, magnesium, copper, tryptophan, phosphorous, and zinc. They also contain very good amounts of selenium, folate, iron, potassium, and calcium.

Vitamin Content of Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds contain excellent levels of vitamin E and thiamin. They are also very good sources of vitamin B1, niacin, and riboflavin. Sunflower seeds also contain good levels of vitamin B5 and B6. Traces of vitamin C and vitamin A can also be found in sunflower seeds.

Caloric Content of Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are high-calorie foods. 100 grams contains 584 calories of energy. They contain high levels of protein as well.

Health Benefits of Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds help in preventing heart disorders, lower cholesterol levels, asthma, high blood pressure, migraines, headaches, indigestion, and inflammation related to bones.

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  1. Carol Evans says:

    I think Bailey misses his flaxseed oil. I think I may give it to him again. It has omega 3 fatty acids and vitamins. I think it did help his allergies and may help any arthritis since he is 10 yrs old. I think it was the carrots that upset his stomach.

    • Carol Evans says:

      The nutritional value listed is for people not for rabbits. Our Nashville vet said that flaxseed oil could help Bailey's allergies and it also can help with arthritis. I just need to reintroduce it slowly in smaller amounts to be sure it did not contribute to his GI problems. I really think that carrots were the cause.

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