Cashews and sunflower seeds

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 09, 2013 at 2:52 AM

I feed my kids a handful of cashews and sunflower seeds every day. They love them. I now just discovered this may not be totally healthy. I swear, this is so much harder than I thought for kids. I don't want my baby to have too much, but it is all she wants for a snack. Thoughts?



on March 09, 2013
at 11:31 AM

why is it not healthy? If you're worried, why not vary the nuts some more by adding some almonds, macadamias, pecans?

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on March 09, 2013
at 03:26 AM

They're fairly nutritious seeds, I don't see it as an issue. I eat cashews quite regularly as I appreciate their digestibility, magnesium and thiamine content, and low amount polyunsaturated fats.


on March 09, 2013
at 01:16 PM

I'm not sure how they're unhealthy either... the only thing I could think of is rancidity concerns. More so with sunflower seeds than cashews, but in both cases, don't overbuy, and keep them in cool, dark, dry storage.

Like others have said there are far worse snack foods. :)


on March 09, 2013
at 04:11 AM

helluva lot better than cookies and twinkies.. i wouldnt stress too much about it. JUst make sure its not huge amounts.


on March 09, 2013
at 02:57 PM


I'd add some pumpkin seeds to the mix. Look for hull less, styrian or williams naked variety. If you garden, victory seed is the only place i've found that has Williams Naked Seed Pumpkin seeds for sale.

After harvest, clean out the seeds and dry them under 120 deg. SUPER FOOD!

Williams Naked Seeds

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