From farmers to Baseball Players enjoy Sunflower Seeds. They are high in energy, 100g hold about 584 calories. They are especially rich in poly-unsaturated fatty acid Linoleic Acid. They are also good for lowering bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol. They are good in protein amounts, and amino acids such as tryptophen, that are essential for growth, especially in children. In addition, they are very rich in vitamin E, and B-complex vitamins. They also contain health benefiting poly-phenol compounds such as chlorogenic acid, quinic acid, and caffeic acids, which help remove harmful oxidant molecules from the body. Chlorogenic helps reduce blood sugar levels by limiting glycogen breakdown in the liver.