Navigation Links
Caffeinated Sunflower Seeds To Hit The Market

A food company from South Dakota is now infusing roasted sunflower seeds with caffeine and other boosters commonly found in energy drinks//, to provide players and other people the extra energy needed to help them stay awake.

The product, which has been under development since an year, are grown in North Dakota and Kansas and shipped to the company’s (Dakota Valley Products) plant at Willow Lake where caffeine, taurine, lysine and ginseng are added.

The 3.5-ounce bags of the seeds branded as Sumseeds, sell for almost two dollars, nearly twice the price of normal sunflower seeds. The manufacturers are now working to get them into nationwide distribution.

Currently being sold only at a Sioux Falls drug store chain, Sumseeds would soon be available on shelves in Minneapolis and the Southeast. Also, the new seeds are currently being tested at a major convenience store chain in 10 of its stores.

So, who are the target consumers? Eighteen to 30-year-old male baseball/basketball players, says Dakota Valley Products. This group is touted to be the largest users for in-shell sunflower seeds. The seeds are also popular among truckers, who eat and chew them during long trips to help them stay active. It is also meant for those who engage in high energy activities like adventure sports, hunting and fishing. The company states that the caffeine content is equivalent to that of a typical soda drink.

Incidentally, sunflower seeds gained popularity in the baseball circuit in the 1990s when the minor leagues banned tobacco products from clubhouses. The newly infused seeds will be the official sunflower seed of the Sioux Falls Canaries, which begins its American Association season in early May.

According to the National Sunflower Association, sunflower seeds are power-packed with healthy fats, proteins, fiber, minerals, vitamin E, and phytochemicals - all important to the nutritional quality of a diet. They are also a good source of manganese, magnesium, selenium, zinc as well as phytosterols, which are believed to reduce levels of cholesterol.
ANN/B
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Cholesterol Can Be Effectively Controlled By Sunflower Seeds, Pistachios
2. Cholesterol; Can Be Reduced By Sunflower Seeds, and Pistachios
3. Sunflowers Could Hold the Key to New Class of AIDS Drugs
4. Oleic-acid-rich Sunflowers Give Trans-fat Alternative - Study
5. Radioactive Seeds used in Prostate Cancer treatment can migrate with the body
6. Cholesterol Can Be Effectively Controlled By Sunflower Seeds, Pistachios
7. Cholesterol; Can Be Reduced By Sunflower Seeds, and Pistachios
8. Caution: Apricot Seeds May Be Poisonous
9. Scientists Develop Antibodies from Plant Seeds
10. Panacea Biotech To Market Anthrax Vaccine
11. Ranbaxy Labs Entry Into Anti-Acne Market
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... The ... as a 2017-2018 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She ... nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members, ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... MINNEAPOLIS, MINN (PRWEB) , ... August 21, 2017 ... ... Sports Group, today announced that it has become the Official Technology Partner of ... their AES (Advanced Event Systems) volleyball software, along with providing sport ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 21, 2017 , ... Duncan ... program serving the people of Michigan. The new initiative fundraises for the Kalamazoo ... the very forefront of animal protection and welfare by addressing the root causes ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... ... The American Hospital Association (AHA) has elected Claire Zangerle, Chief Nurse Executive ... of Trustees for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2018. , The ... are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. Founded in 1898, the ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... ... The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) hosted the ... Aug. 19, 2017 in Atlanta, GA—revealing which 25 designs won Gold and which 52 ... See all the winners at http://www.idsa.org/awards/idea/gallery . , “I hope you’re as excited ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... , Aug. 15, 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, ... to Michigan residents. ... Flint retail pharmacy, G-3320 Beecher Road. ... by the Food and Drug Administration, is intended to ... drowsiness, slowed breathing, and loss of consciousness. The medication ...
(Date:8/11/2017)... CAESAREA, Israel , Aug. 11, 2017 ... company with mobile health and big data solutions, today ... results on Monday, August 14 and host a conference ... second quarter 2017 operating and financial results and its ... call will be hosted by Erez Raphael , ...
(Date:8/7/2017)... Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH), ... Board of Directors has approved the payment of a quarterly ... The cash dividend of ... 27, 2017 to stockholders of record as of the close ... are subject to approval of the Board of Directors and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: