Sunflower seeds have long been hailed as being beneficial to one’s health due to their high concentrations of a variety of vitamins and minerals, among other nutrients. But how does sunflower protein powder fare in comparison to other plant-based protein powders on the market today?
Sunflower protein powder is not as popular as other vegan protein powders, such as pea or even hemp powder, and it only accounts for a small portion of the market share when compared to non-vegan whey powder, which accounts for the majority of the market. So we won’t go into as much detail about this particular protein powder option as we have with some of the other vegan-friendly protein powder options. However, there are a number of compelling reasons why sunflower protein may be an excellent choice for those looking for a protein boost that also provides additional health benefits.
First, a look at the nutritional facts
In addition to providing a significant amount of protein (sunflower seeds contain at least 20% protein even before they are processed), sunflower seeds also provide a number of other important nutritional benefits. They are extremely high in fibre and contain significant amounts of various B vitamins (particularly B1, B6, and B7, also known as biotin), as well as vitamin E. They are also very high in protein. When you factor in the beneficial amounts of manganese, magnesium, and phosphorous, as well as some significant amounts of iron and zinc, it’s no surprise that many people are drawn to sunflower-based protein.
Amount of Protein in 100g Powder
Because of the additional processing that is required to increase the amount of protein in the powder, sunflower protein is rarely available as an isolate, unlike some other plant-based protein powder options. As a result, most sunflower protein powders contain 40-50 grammes of protein per 100 grammes of powder (or even more).
Sunflower Protein vs Whey Protein
The most obvious difference between whey and sunflower protein powders is protein content. Sadly, whey contains ten times the amount of saturated fat as milk.
On the other hand, those who lack fibre in their diet will benefit from the sunflower protein powder, which contains 23 per 100 grammes of fibre (remember: adults should consume at least 30g of fibre per day). For those who want to manage or lower cholesterol, sunflower seeds protein provides a healthy choice.
How Our Organic Sunflower Protein Powder is Made?
In order to produce sunflower protein, dehulled sunflower seeds are first pressed to extract the oil (which is sold separately), followed by drying and grinding the remaining “cake.” Considering that the seeds contain more than half of their weight in fat, removing the majority of that fat and then dehydrating the seeds results in a high-protein powder that doesn’t require any additional treatment.
Why Buy Cutetonic Premium Quality Organic Sunflower Seeds Protein Powder?
Sunflower seeds are the primary ingredient in the vast majority of sunflower protein powders. Because the seeds don’t have a particularly strong or unpleasant flavour, adding flavourings would be of no use (in our opinion).
Generally speaking, we recommend using a powder made from 100% sunflower seeds rather than a powder that contains a large number of other ingredients. Organic Sunflower Seeds Protein Powder by Cutetonic is exactly that; and is the best option on the market for this type of protein powder.
Suitable for Variety of Healthy Food Twists
When it comes to the potential health benefits of sunflower protein’s fine nutritional profile, another perk is the fact that the powder is easy to mix and doesn’t have an overpowering taste. This means that sunflower protein can be used in a wide variety of foods without altering their taste or texture, including smoothies, vegan breakfast cereals, savoury dishes, and even homemade vegan ice cream and plant-based yoghurt.