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What are the benefits of sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds?
What are the Benefits of Sunflower Seeds and Pumpkin Seeds?

If you’ve ever been to a baseball stadium or carved pumpkins at Halloween, you know how popular sunflower seeds and pumpkins seeds are as a food choice.

So the question becomes—Are sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds good for you?

The answer is yes, which is why Hero Bread uses them for the delicious crunch in their Seeded Bread, along with:

What Are Sunflower Seed Benefits?

Sunflower seeds are high in fiber and polyunsaturated/monounsaturated fats. They are also rich in protein and loaded with Vitamin E, as well as thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate, and choline

In addition, sunflower seeds have properties that have been shown to:

Reduce Cholesterol and Heart-Disease Risk

  • The fiber in sunflower seeds helps decrease LDL cholesterol levels
  • Niacin or vitamin B3 present in sunflower seeds reduces total cholesterol levels and heart-disease risk

Reduce Cancer Risk

Aid in Weight Loss

Sunflower seeds contain a substantial amount of plant-based protein, which can:

  • Contribute to prolonged feelings of fullness
  • Decrease overall caloric intake

Help Those With Anemia

Reduce Inflammation

What Are the Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds?

Pumpkin seeds have many of the same health benefits as sunflower seeds—they just come from a different shell.

Pumpkin Seeds Are Packed with Minerals

Among them:

Pumpkin Seeds Help Boost Immunity

Pumpkin Seeds Play a Role in Disease Prevention

Pumpkin Seeds May Aid in Decreasing Osteoporosis Risk

Pumpkin Seeds Help with Blood-Sugar Control

Pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium, which helps regulate blood-sugar levels, lowering your diabetes risk.

Are Sunflower Seeds and Pumpkin Seeds in Hero Bread?

The seed mix for Hero Bread’s Seeded Bread is thoughtfully chosen for its taste, texture, flavor, and health benefits.

Anybody who has ever eaten Hero Bread’s Seeded Bread is aware of the delicious taste and unique texture—due in large part to the mix of sunflower seeds, pumpkins seeds, and flax seeds.

This mixture ensures an artisanal feel with each flavor-filled bite of Hero Seeded Bread.