Healthy tips from the Kosher fresh Chef – Sunflower seeds

Looking for a health-promoting snack?

Enjoy a handful of mild nutty tasting sunflower seeds with their firm but tender texture to take care of your hunger and get a wealth of nutrition at the same time. Sunflower seeds are the gift of the beautiful sunflower. The flower produces grayish-green or black seeds encased in tear-dropped shaped gray or black shells that oftentimes feature black and white stripes and their taste is oftentimes compared with the Jerusalem artichoke.

Health Benefits

*Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E.

*Sunflower seeds lower cholesterol.

*Sunflower seeds are a good source of magnesium.

*Improves Detoxification and Cancer Prevention.

How To Enjoy

*Add sunflower seeds to your favorite tuna, chicken or turkey salad recipe.

*Garnish mixed green salads with sunflower seeds.

*Adding sunflower seeds to scrambled eggs will give them a unique taste and texture.

*Sprinkle sunflower seeds onto hot and cold cereals.

*Use fine ground sunflower seeds to dust your meats with in place of flour.

Healthy Choices

Chickpea, pomegranate and sunflower seed salad

 w/ lemon tachini dressing

There’s romaine lettuce, spinach, red and green bell pepper, zucchini, sugar snap peas, chickpeas, pomegranate seeds and sunflower seeds.

The dressing is fresh lemon juice, tahini, black pepper and almond milk.

I love the mix of the crisp greens, sweet pomegranate, crunchy seeds and zesty dressing

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About the Author
Moshe Docks’ love of food started at a young age with training for the food service industry at SEOVAC followed by Schoolcraft College’s Culinary Arts program as a professional chef. Through the years, Moshe apprenticed under some of Detroit’s biggest-named chefs including Chef Milos Cihelka of the Golden Mushroom. The Golden Mushroom was metro-Detroit’s first in a wave of restaurants that focused on the importance of the chef. Later Moshe joined Chef Jimmy Schmidt at the Rattle Snake Club and Cosina Del Sole. In addition, he helped open Lepanto – a very famous restaurant specializing in Italian Cuisine. Prior to making aliyah in 2013, Moshe Docks owned a successful catering company specializing in traditional Jewish foods.
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