These sunflower seeds, the hulled fruit of the sunflower, are selected for human consumption. This is a big 25kg sack that is suited to bakers, caterers and producers of organic foods and usually comes in a sturdy paper sack often from China, sometimes USA. The oil rich seeds are pale grey in colour and crisp to eat.
Sunflowers need full sun to grow to their tallest height when grown, they resemble the sun itself, with their cheerful yellow leaves! Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of protein, fibre, and vitamins B and E. Theyre great for garnishes and for use in baking.
|Typical Values Per 100g|
|of which sugars (g)||1.7|
|of which saturates (g)||4.5|
Oil from sunflower seeds is widely available and sold for its health properties, but buyers beware the oil is very delicate with a low smoking point and is often extracted using toxic hydrocarbons which are then removed before sale never the less, some of these hydrocarbons are lost in the process and some residues exist in the oils as well as escape into the atmosphere and water outflows where they are harmful pollutants.
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