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  author={Ruchika Nandha and Harpal Singh and Kamlesh Garg and Seema Rani},
  journal={International Journal of Research and Development in Pharmacy and Life Sciences},
  • R. NandhaHarpal Singh S. Rani
  • Published 1 April 2014
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Research and Development in Pharmacy and Life Sciences
Sunflower plant (Helianthus annuus) is a miraculous oil seed crop which is cultivated globally for its seeds. Sunflower seeds, a nutrient dense food has been found to have a potential role in chronic inflammatory conditions, bacterial and fungal infections, cardiovascular diseases, skin diseases and even cancers. These benefits of sunflower seeds are attributed to the presence of phytosterols, unsaturated fatty acids, proteins, variety of vitamins and minerals. Various studies have demonstrated… 

Oilseed crop sunflower (Helianthus annuus) as a source of food: Nutritional and health benefits

This review is written with appropriate referencing to previously published work and provides updated information regarding the new method of organic farming for sunflower production, nutritional and health benefits, and its by‐products as human diet and livestock feed.

Nutritional Characteristics Assessment of Sunflower Seeds, Oil and Cake. Perspective of Using Sunflower Oilcakes as a Functional Ingredient

The nutritional composition of sunflower seeds, cold-pressed oil and the remaining press-cakes showed the presence of valuable components that makes them suitable for healthy diets with an adequate intake of nutrients and other bioactive compounds with benefic effects.

Approximate composition analysis and nutritive values of different varieties of edible seeds

This study was to select 5 types of most popular seeds (corn, sunflower seeds, watermelon seeds, pumpkin seeds and chickpeas) which were usually consumed by the locals due to common preference and economic price, as well as the high availability throughout the year in order to determine the approximate composition and nutritive values of different varieties of popular seeds and analyze the heavy metals contents.

The Agronomical Characteristics, Nutritional and Technological Quality of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Seeds as Affected by Response to Foliar Spray with Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles

The current investigation were to study the effect of foliar spray by different zinc oxide nanoparticles concentrations (0, 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500 ppm) of two sunflower cultivars on agronomical

Nutritional Composition of Grain and Seed Proteins

  • A. OsoA. Ashafa
  • Biology
    Grain and Seed Proteins Functionality [Working Title]
  • 2021
This chapter discusses grains and seeds as sources of nutrition, their nutritive property, health benefits, and the pharmacological properties of bioactive peptides in grains and Seed classified as nutraceuticals.

New Approach on Sunflower Seeds Processing: Kernel with Several Technological Applications, Husks Package, Different Fat Content Tahini and Halva Properties

Sunflower is the basic oil-crop in Central and Eastern Europe. As sunflower seeds are mainly used for oil production, the most of the kernels available on the market show high oil content (>55%).

The implications of sunflower seeds on plasma lipids profile and fatty acids profile-IL-6 correlation in laying hens

The present study was done to examine the ascendency of incorporating plant source of Omega-6 fatty acids into laying hens diet, on the plasma lipids profile and plasma fatty acids profile-IL-6

Improvement the quality of sperm in mice (Mus Musculus) exposed to paraquat dichloride (Herbicide) using sunflower seed extract (Helianthus annuus L.)

BackgroundOne of the causes of infertility in men is due to exposure to substances that are cytotoxic. One of the cytotoxic substances is herbicide (paraquat dichloride). These herbicides can form

Development and Storage Studies of Soymilk Fat Spread

An experiment was conducted to study the feasibility of blending soymilk and sunflower oil in combination with different natural flavouring components in the same ratios, for preparation of Soymilk


Nowadays, meat production is developing towards a wider range of products. Their components are optimised and combined in such a way as to increase the nutritional value, to preserve the most



Nutritional and therapeutic potential of sunflower seeds: a review

A comprehensive overview of multiple functions of sunflower seeds including their nutritional and nutraceutical benefits is provided, supporting that some of these foods, as part of an overall healthful diet, have the potential to delay the onset of many age‐related diseases.

[Possible uses of sunflower in proper human nutrition].

Of the new types of sunflower, it is the high-oleic hybrids that have found the widest application in commercial production and it is expected that the future sunflower hybrids combining high levels of oleic and stearic acids with gamma tocopherol will become a major component of a healthy human diet.

The Benefits of Sunflower Oleodistillate (SOD) in Pediatric Dermatology

An initial clinical evaluation of the care effect of a 2% SOD emulsion in 20 adult volunteers with atopic skin revealed the moisturizing properties of SOD, and a strong steroid‐sparing effect and a positive effect on quality‐of‐life parameters were clearly demonstrated for the 2%.

Oils from improved high stearic acid sunflower seeds.

Seed oils from new recombinant high-stearic sunflower lines (Helianthus annuus L.) have been characterized and the concomitant reduction in triunsaturated TAGs was reduced to levels as low as 8.4% in CAS-29, as opposed to the 67.9% that they constitute in the standard line RHA-274.

Triterpene glycosides from the flower petals of sunflower (Helianthus annuus) and their anti-inflammatory activity.

Upon evaluation of compounds 1-6 for inhibitory activity against 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA)-induced inflammation in mice, all of the compounds tested exhibited marked anti-inflammatory activity, with ID50 values in the range 65-262 nmol per ear.

Antioxidant Activity and Total Phenolics in Selected Fruits, Vegetables, and Grain Products

The antioxidant activities and total phenolics of 28 plant products, including sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, wheat germ, buckwheat, and several fruits, vegetables, and medicinal plants were determined.

[Use of flour from sunflower oil cake in the biosynthesis of antigungal antibiotics].

Sunflower oil cake meal is a substitute of full value for soybean meal and corn-steep liquor in the fermentation media for production of antifungal antibiotics.

Cicatrizing and antimicrobial properties of an ozonised oil from sunflower seeds

The overall results indicated a significant antimicrobial activity, anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties for Bioperoxoil®, as compared to other antimicrobial agents commercially available.

Effect of Olive and Sunflower Seed Oil on the Adult Skin Barrier: Implications for Neonatal Skin Care

Topical application of olive oil caused a significant reduction in stratum corneum integrity and induced mild erythema in volunteers with and without a history of atopic dermatitis, challenging the unfounded belief that all natural oils are beneficial for the skin.

Topically Applied Sunflower Seed Oil Prevents Invasive Bacterial Infections in Preterm Infants in Egypt: A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial

A clinical trial with increased numbers of subjects is indicated to evaluate the potential of topical therapy to reduce infections and save newborn lives in developing countries.