Sunflower milk: benefits and properties of a drink rich in calcium

The vegetable sunflower drink becomes a different and completely different option when replacing other beverages of vegetable origin (of those that are made with seeds, cereals or nuts) much more known and popular, as for example could be the case of the vegetable drink of soy, oats or almonds.

It is easily processed from the pressing and subsequent extraction of the liquid coming from the sunflower seeds, previously peeled. For its elaboration, as we can discover in the article in which we talk about how to make sunflower milk, you can use raw sunflower seeds or toast, although toast is usually common that have also been previously salted, so it is not advised so much.

Currently in the market we can find a great diversity of vegetable milks specially prepared for those people who either do not like animal milk or, for example, suffer from lactose intolerance.

As you know, lactose intolerance is a disorder more common than you think, which is estimated to affect approximately 70% of the world population, and which is that the person has a lactase deficit, not being able to Absorb lactose properly in the small intestine, quickly passing into the large intestine without decomposing, where it begins to ferment.

Returning again to the topic of vegetable milks, nowadays we can choose the soy milk wave almond milk. Although it is also possible to perform them easily at home, as is the case of the so-called sesame milk.

But do you know that you can also make a curious sunflower milk from the sunflower seeds? Today we want to talk to you about its different benefits and properties.

Benefits of sunflower milk

From a nutritional point of view, the sunflower milk It is especially rich in vitamin E, as well as in minerals (especially calcium, potassium, magnesium or phosphorus). It also provides healthy proteins and fats.

Precisely when it comes to their healthy fats, their content in fatty acids make it a natural beverage when it comes to reducing cardiovascular diseases.

While its high content of magnesium and phosphorus, it is a beverage that favors optimal brain function.

In addition, it is an ideal drink for those who can not dairy, thanks especially to its calcium content. Therefore, it is a useful drink for children, pregnant women, athletes and people with osteoporosis.

Nutritional values ​​of sunflower milk

Calories

345 kcal.

Proteins

25 g.

Carbohydrates

8.5 g.

Fiber

5 g.

Vitamins

 

Minerals

 

Vitamin E

22 mg.

Calcium

100 mg.

  

Magnesium

395 mg.

  

Match

550 mg.

  

Potassium

730 mg.

How can we do it at home easily?

Its elaboration as we explained in the article How to make sunflower milk It is really very simple. You only need 1 cup of peeled and raw sunflower seeds and 2 cups of water.

Put water in a saucepan and add the sunflower seeds, leaving them to soak for about 3 hours. Then, after this time, drain the sunflower seeds well and put them in the glass of the blender.

Now add the 2 cups of water and beat the sunflower seeds well. There must be a rather homogeneous mixture. To finish, strain the drink with the help of a strainer. This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Nutritionist. We advise you to consult your trusted Nutritionist. ThemesVegetable drink

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