United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Full Report (All Nutrients):  12038, Seeds, sunflower seed kernels, oil roasted, without salt
Food Group: Nut and Seed Products
Carbohydrate Factor: 4.07   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 3.47   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 5.3  
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
cup 135 g

oz 28.35 g
Proximates Water 1, 2, 3 g 1.54 5 -- 2.08 0.44
Proximates Energy kcal 592 -- -- 799 168
Proximates Energy kJ 2477 -- -- 3344 702
Proximates Protein 1, 2 g 20.06 2 -- 27.08 5.69
Proximates Total lipid (fat) a 1, 2 g 51.30 2 -- 69.25 14.54
Proximates Ash 1, 2 g 4.22 2 -- 5.70 1.20
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 22.89 -- -- 30.90 6.49
Proximates Fiber, total dietary 1 g 10.6 1 -- 14.3 3.0
Proximates Sugars, total 1, 2, 3 g 3.11 5 -- 4.20 0.88
Proximates Sucrose 1, 2, 3 g 2.37 5 -- 3.20 0.67
Proximates Glucose (dextrose) 1, 2, 3 g 0.74 5 -- 1.00 0.21
Proximates Fructose 1, 2 g 0.00 2 -- 0.00 0.00
Proximates Lactose 1, 2 g 0.00 2 -- 0.00 0.00
Proximates Maltose 1, 2 g 0.00 2 -- 0.00 0.00
Minerals Calcium, Ca 1, 2 mg 87 2 -- 117 25
Minerals Iron, Fe 1, 2 mg 4.28 2 -- 5.78 1.21
Minerals Magnesium, Mg mg 127 1 -- 171 36
Minerals Phosphorus, P mg 1139 1 -- 1538 323
Minerals Potassium, K mg 483 1 -- 652 137
Minerals Sodium, Na mg 3 -- -- 4 1
Minerals Zinc, Zn mg 5.21 -- -- 7.03 1.48
Minerals Copper, Cu mg 1.804 -- -- 2.435 0.511
Minerals Manganese, Mn mg 2.080 -- -- 2.808 0.590
Minerals Selenium, Se µg 78.2 5 6.300 105.6 22.2
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1, 2 mg 1.1 2 -- 1.5 0.3
Vitamins Thiamin mg 0.320 1 -- 0.432 0.091
Vitamins Riboflavin mg 0.280 1 -- 0.378 0.079
Vitamins Niacin mg 4.130 1 -- 5.575 1.171
Vitamins Pantothenic acid mg 6.942 -- -- 9.372 1.968
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 mg 0.792 -- -- 1.069 0.225
Vitamins Folate, total µg 234 1 -- 316 66
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 234 1 -- 316 66
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 234 -- -- 316 66
Vitamins Choline, total mg 55.1 -- -- 74.4 15.6
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin B-12, added µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE 1, 4 µg 0 3 -- 0 0
Vitamins Retinol 1 µg 0 1 -- 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta 1, 4 µg 5 3 -- 7 1
Vitamins Carotene, alpha 4 µg 0 2 -- 0 0
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta 4 µg 0 2 -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU 1, 4 IU 9 3 -- 12 3
Vitamins Lycopene µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) b 5 mg 36.33 3 2.230 49.05 10.30
Vitamins Vitamin E, added mg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, beta 5 mg 1.41 3 0.200 1.90 0.40
Vitamins Tocopherol, gamma 5 mg 0.46 3 0.080 0.62 0.13
Vitamins Tocopherol, delta 5 mg 0.00 3 0.000 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, alpha 5 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, beta 5 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, gamma 5 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, delta 5 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 3.1 -- -- 4.2 0.9
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 7.068 -- -- 9.542 2.004
Lipids 4:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 6:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 8:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 10:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 12:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 13:0 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 14:0 1, 2 g 0.086 2 -- 0.116 0.024
Lipids 15:0 1, 2 g 0.006 2 -- 0.008 0.002
Lipids 16:0 1, 2 g 4.218 2 -- 5.694 1.196
Lipids 17:0 1, 2 g 0.022 2 -- 0.030 0.006
Lipids 18:0 1, 2 g 2.097 2 -- 2.831 0.594
Lipids 20:0 1, 2 g 0.146 2 -- 0.197 0.041
Lipids 22:0 1, 2 g 0.380 2 -- 0.513 0.108
Lipids 24:0 1, 2 g 0.112 2 -- 0.151 0.032
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 8.063 -- -- 10.885 2.286
Lipids 14:1 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 15:1 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated g 0.058 -- -- 0.078 0.016
Lipids 16:1 c 2 g 0.050 1 -- 0.068 0.014
Lipids 16:1 t 2 g 0.008 1 -- 0.011 0.002
Lipids 17:1 1, 2 g 0.003 2 -- 0.004 0.001
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated g 7.925 -- -- 10.699 2.247
Lipids 18:1 c 2 g 7.859 1 -- 10.610 2.228
Lipids 18:1 t 2 g 0.066 1 -- 0.089 0.019
Lipids 20:1 1, 2 g 0.077 2 -- 0.104 0.022
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 24:1 c 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 34.294 -- -- 46.297 9.722
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated g 34.208 -- -- 46.181 9.698
Lipids 18:2 n-6 c,c 2 g 34.124 1 -- 46.067 9.674
Lipids 18:2 t not further defined 2 g 0.084 1 -- 0.113 0.024
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated g 0.081 -- -- 0.109 0.023
Lipids 18:3 n-3 c,c,c (ALA) 2 g 0.076 1 -- 0.103 0.022
Lipids 18:3 n-6 c,c,c 2 g 0.006 1 -- 0.008 0.002
Lipids 18:4 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:2 n-6 c,c 1, 2 g 0.005 2 -- 0.007 0.001
Lipids 20:3 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) 1 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.158 -- -- 0.213 0.045
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans-monoenoic g 0.074 -- -- 0.100 0.021
Lipids Cholesterol 1, 2 mg 0 2 -- 0 0
Amino Acids Tryptophan g 0.306 -- -- 0.413 0.087
Amino Acids Threonine g 0.817 -- -- 1.103 0.232
Amino Acids Isoleucine g 1.003 -- -- 1.354 0.284
Amino Acids Leucine g 1.461 -- -- 1.972 0.414
Amino Acids Lysine g 0.825 -- -- 1.114 0.234
Amino Acids Methionine g 0.435 -- -- 0.587 0.123
Amino Acids Cystine g 0.397 -- -- 0.536 0.113
Amino Acids Phenylalanine g 1.029 -- -- 1.389 0.292
Amino Acids Tyrosine g 0.587 -- -- 0.792 0.166
Amino Acids Valine g 1.158 -- -- 1.563 0.328
Amino Acids Arginine g 2.116 -- -- 2.857 0.600
Amino Acids Histidine g 0.556 -- -- 0.751 0.158
Amino Acids Alanine g 0.984 -- -- 1.328 0.279
Amino Acids Aspartic acid g 2.153 -- -- 2.907 0.610
Amino Acids Glutamic acid g 4.912 -- -- 6.631 1.393
Amino Acids Glycine g 1.286 -- -- 1.736 0.365
Amino Acids Proline g 1.040 -- -- 1.404 0.295
Amino Acids Serine g 0.947 -- -- 1.278 0.268
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Other Caffeine mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Other Theobromine mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Isoflavones Daidzein 6, 7, 8 mg 0.00 3 0 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Genistein 6, 7, 8 mg 0.00 3 0 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Glycitein 8 mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Total isoflavones 6, 7, 8 mg 0.00 3 0 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Biochanin A mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Formononetin mg 0.00 2 -- 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Coumestrol mg 0.00 2 -- 0.00 0.00

Sources of Data

1Dahlgren & Company, Inc. Sunflower analysis for Dahlgren & Company , 1996  Crookston MN  
2National Sunflower Association Nutrient Analysis of Oil Roasted Sunflower Seeds , 2000  Bismark ND  
3Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA Variability of the sugar content of foods , 1989  Beltsville MD  
4Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA Nutrient content of ethnic and geographic specific foods, Southern Testing and Research Laboratories , 1995  Beltsville MD  
5National Sunflower Association National Sunflower Association Analysis of Vitamin E in Dry Roasted and Oil Roasted Sunflower Seeds , 2003  Bismark ND  
6Horn-Ross, P. L., Barnes, S., Lee, M., Coward, L., Mandel, E., Koo, J., John, E. M., and Smith, M.  Assesing phytoestrogen exposure in epidemiologic studies: development of a database (United States). , 2000 Cancer Causes and Control 11   pp.289-298
7Liggins, J., Bluck, L. J. C., Runswick, S., Atkinson, C., Coward, W. A., Bingham, S. A.  Daidzein and genistein content of fruits and nuts. , 2000 J. Nutr. Biochem. 11   pp.326-331
8Thompson, L. U., Boucher, B. A., Liu, Z., Cotterchio, M., and Kreiger, N.  Phytoestrogen content of foods consumed in Canada, including isoflavones, lignans, and coumestan. , 2006 Nutr. Cancer 54   pp.184-201

Footnotes
a  Fat and fatty acids based on 25% roasted in cottonseed oil and 75% roasted in sunflower oil
b  Tocopherols and tocotrienols based on seeds roasted in NuSun sunflower oil
Langual Code(s)

  • A0305 SEED OR SEED PRODUCT (US CFR)
  • A1282 1200 NUT AND SEED PRODUCTS (USDA SR)
  • B1547 SUNFLOWER
  • C0132 SEED, SKIN REMOVED, GERM PRESENT
  • E0150 WHOLE, NATURAL SHAPE
  • F0014 FULLY HEAT-TREATED
  • G0005 BAKED OR ROASTED
  • G0025 COOKED WITH ADDED FAT OR OIL
  • H0138 WATER REMOVED
  • H0233 FAT OR OIL COATED
  • J0116 DEHYDRATED OR DRIED
  • K0003 NO PACKING MEDIUM USED
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION
  • P0078 NO SALT ADDED CLAIM OR USE