Sunflower seed butter is obtained by grinding sunflower seeds into a paste. This nutritious and delicious spread can also be used as a base for dips (all you need to do is add a few spoonfuls of lemon juice diluted with water) and sauces. Many use it as an alternative to peanut butter. Like all seed butters it is high in protein, nutrients and unsaturated fats, low in saturated fats, and, of course, contains no cholesterol. It is extremely rich in vitamin E; 40 g of sunfl ower seeds contain 100% of the daily value for this important vitamin. Not only is it a valuable antioxidant, neutralizing free radicals but it also plays an important role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Sunfl ower seeds also rich in a number of minerals, iron in particular.