Sunflower Seeds are a favorite snack for many people. Millions and millions are eaten each and every day. So how many calories are there in sunflower seeds? It really depends on what kind you are eating. Most people prefer to eat the regular roasted, salted kind that are still inside the hull. One cup of those has 270 calories, 23 grams of fat, 12 grams of carbs, and nine grams of protein.
Sunflower seeds are high in fat, but it is mainly the good kind of fat that your body needs. It’s still not a good idea to eat too many, but they are actually a pretty healthy snack. If you want to be be even healthier, it’s best to get unsalted sunflower seeds that have less sodium and a few less calories. One cup of unsalted sunflower seeds has 260 calories and 23 grams of fat along with 11 grams of protein.
There are also sunflower seed snacks you can get that are out of the hull. These are typically oil roasted and may even have some sort of flavor or spice added to them. These are far worse for you because of the way they are prepared. Just on ounce of oil roasted sunflower seeds has 170 calories and 15 grams of fat. Also, the fat in it is far less healthy because it is mainly saturated.
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