Excellent Whole Food & The Ideal Snack
Interstate Bait sunflower seeds are roasted and seasoned In-Shell, and remain in this protective state, until you crack it open, and eat the delicious and nutritious kernel within. Mixed with our exceedingly high quality seasoning, your mouth will explode with flavor!
Our sunflower seeds are an excellent snack choice. Each kernel offers a wealth of nutrients, many of which are not readily available in other nuts, seeds, or snack products. Full of protein, fiber, minerals, vitamins, phytochemicals, and healthy unsaturated fats, sunflower seeds are a naturally healthy, power-packed snack.
HISTORY OF THE AMAZING SUNFLOWER
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an indigenous plant of North America. Evidence suggests that native peoples cultivated sunflowers in present-day Arizona and New Mexico as early as 3000 BC. Traditionally, they cracked the seed and ate the kernel as a snack. They also ground or pounded the seeds into flour for meal, cakes, and breads. Upon visiting North America, Spanish explorers discovered the unique properties, useful applications, and delicious nutrition of sunflower. These explorers returned to Spain with the plant, and subsequently introduced sunflower to other parts of Europe and Asia. Today, sunflower’s popularity continues to increase throughout the world.
Many people worldwide enjoy the pleasant crunch, nutty flavor, and nutritional value of sunflower seed. In Turkey, the sunflower seed is the most popular snack food in the country, with ninety-eight percent of the population consuming them.
SUPERIOR NUTRITIONAL DENSITY
Sunflower is a nutritionally dense whole food-power-packed with protein, fiber, Vitamin E, Folate, minerals, healthy fats, and phytochemicals. Sunflower products are a functional, versatile, and delicious food choice.
- Two times more protein than walnuts, pecans, and macadamia nuts
- Six times more Vitamin E than peanuts
- Seven times more Folate than almonds, cashews, and pecans
- More fiber than an apple, comparable to a serving of bran flake cereal
- Ideal heart-healthy fat profile
- Naturally low in carbohydrates
NOW YOU KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY…