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Sunflower Seeds

Roasted sunflower seeds in the shell perfectly seasoned with that great barbeque flavor. These barbecue sunflower seeds are some of the best you can find anywhere.

Chocolate covered sunflower seeds are amazingly delicious. These tantalizing sunflower seeds are coated in smooth milk chocolate and a beautiful rainbow candy shell.

All natural chocolate coated sunflower seeds are a delicious treat. They are made with only all natural ingredients.

These chocolate coated sunflower seeds are amazingly delicious. Tantalizing sunflower seeds coated in smooth milk chocolate and a beautiful black candy shell. These really look and taste great.

Blue chocolate covered sunflower seeds are delicious and a lot of fun. These tantalizing sunflower seeds are coated in smooth milk chocolate and a beautiful baby blue candy shell.

These chocolate coated sunflower seeds are amazingly delicious. Tantalizing sunflower seeds coated in smooth milk chocolate and a beautiful brown candy shell. These really look and taste great.

These chocolate coated sunflower seeds are amazingly delicious. Tantalizing sunflower seeds coated in smooth milk chocolate and a beautiful dark blue candy shell. These really look and taste great.

Green chocolate covered sunflower seeds are amazingly delicious. These tasty sunflower seeds are coated in smooth milk chocolate and a beautiful green candy shell.

Light green chocolate covered sunflower seeds are lovely and delicious. Tantalizing sunflower seeds coated in smooth milk chocolate and a beautiful light green candy shell.

Light purple chocolate covered sunflower seeds are crunchy and delicious. Tantalizing sunflower seeds coated in smooth milk chocolate and a beautiful light purple candy shell.

These chocolate coated sunflower seeds are amazingly delicious. Tantalizing sunflower seeds coated in smooth milk chocolate and a beautiful orange candy shell.

These chocolate coated sunflower seeds are amazingly delicious. Tantalizing sunflower seeds coated in smooth milk chocolate and a beautiful light blue candy shell. These really look and taste great.

These chocolate coated sunflower seeds are amazingly delicious. Tantalizing sunflower seeds coated in smooth milk chocolate and a beautiful pastel green candy shell. These really look and taste great.

These chocolate coated sunflower seeds are amazingly delicious. Tantalizing sunflower seeds coated in smooth milk chocolate and a beautiful mixed pastel candy shell. These really look and taste great.

These chocolate coated sunflower seeds are amazingly delicious. Tantalizing sunflower seeds coated in smooth milk chocolate and a beautiful light pink candy shell. These really look and taste great.

These chocolate coated sunflower seeds are amazingly delicious. Tantalizing sunflower seeds coated in smooth milk chocolate and a beautiful pastel purple candy shell. These really look and taste great.

Pink chocolate covered sunflower seeds are lovely and delicious. These sunflower seeds are coated in smooth milk chocolate and a beautiful light pink candy shell.

Purple chocolate covered sunflower seeds are lovely and tasty. These delicious sunflower seeds are coated in smooth milk chocolate and a beautiful purple candy shell.

Red chocolate covered sunflower seeds are nutty, chocolate-y and delicious! These sunflower seeds are coated in smooth milk chocolate and a red candy shell.

White chocolate covered sunflower seeds are amazingly delicious. These sunflower seeds are coated in smooth milk chocolate and a beautiful white candy shell.

Yellow chocolate covered sunflower seeds are delicious and fun. These tasty sunflower seeds are coated in smooth milk chocolate and a beautiful yellow candy shell.

Red and green chocolate covered sunflower seeds will rock your world, and your Christmas. You will be a rock star serving these to friends and family.

Dry roasted sunflower seeds out of the shell covered in smooth dark chocolate. A real treat for any sunflower seed lover.

These wonderful sunflower seeds are roasted and salted in the shell. Their unique white color is a favorite of customers, and their great taste is lots of fun!

Sunflower seed kernels roasted to perfection then coated in honey with a touch of salt added. An amazing combination.

Some of the largest and best tasting sunflower seeds in the world come from Israel. These certainly are large and delicious! They make a great snack.

Premium Israeli sunflower seeds are the largest on the market. Quite possibly the tastiest too! These are dry roasted and salted in the shell.

Premium Israeli sunflower seeds are the largest on the market. Quite possibly the tastiest too! These are dry roasted without salt in the shell.

These fresh and crunchy organic sunflower seed kernels are grown right here in the USA. They contain no additives or preservatives and are grown without pesticides.

Delicious and smooth Organic Sunflower butter. Perfect on a sandwich or spread on fruit.

These fresh and crunchy raw organic sunflower seeds are certified by CCOF. They contain no additives or preservatives and are grown without pesticides.

Organic domestic sunflower seeds without the shell and dry roasted with a wonderful tamari flavor.

Roasted sunflower seeds in the shell perfectly seasoned with that great ranch flavor. These are some of the best you can find anywhere.

These scrumptious sunflower seeds can be eaten raw or cooked, and they are a good source of potassium and phosphorous.

Sunflower seeds are a natural ingredient for salads and cereals, or just to snack on.

Sunflower seeds roasted in the shell with just a little bit of salt added. These are premium in size and taste.

Delicious and fun to eat, these yummy sunflower seeds are roasted and salted in the shell.

High in protein, calcium and iron. Sunflower seeds are a very healthy snack. The taste speaks for itself!

Sunflower seeds roasted in the shell, but without any salt added. These are premium in size and taste.

Sunflower seeds are a good source of potassium and phosphorous. They can be added to salads or party mixes.

Looking for a simple, healthy snack. Try these sprouted raw unsalted sunflower seeds. Great taste and big crunch.

Sunflower Seeds

It is commonly accepted that the sunflower originated in the Southeast region of the United States about 5000 years ago, although there is evidence to suggest that the plant was first cultivated in Mexico around 3000 BC. Despite the uncertainty, it’s undeniable that, today, sunflower seeds are enjoyed all over the world as a healthy and protein-rich snack.

How to Eat Sunflower Seeds

Dehulled (out-of-shell) sunflower seeds are delicious on salads, in trail mixes, and in baked goods, either roasted or raw. Roasted sunflower seeds have a stronger nutty flavor than raw seeds - try mixing them with quinoa, pasta, and other dishes. In-shell sunflower seeds make a healthy, tasty snack on their own!

Sunflower Seeds Nutrition

1) Lower Cholesterol: Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of phytosterols, compounds that have been linked to lowering serum cholesterol levels in humans. According to a 2005 study published in the American Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, sunflower seeds contained the highest phytosterol content of any nut.

2) Protein Powerhouse: Sunflower seeds contain a healthy 6g of protein per serving, and are an excellent source of the essential amino acid, tryptophan. Tryptophan helps regulate hormone levels, relaxes the mind and brain, and reduces carbohydrate cravings.

3) The Good Fats: Sunflower seeds contain essential fatty acids like oleic and linoleic acid that help our bodies function normally. Oleic acid has been linked to lowering blood glucose levels and reducing LDL “bad” cholesterol, while linoleic acid can improve metabolism.

4) B-Vitamins: Sunflower seeds are a naturally rich source of B-complex vitamins which can help boost energy levels, promote red blood cell formation, support the nervous system, and ease anxiety.

5) Even More Vitamins & Minerals: Sunflower seeds boast a great source of vitamin E, selenium, and magnesium: Vitamin E and selenium are powerful antioxidants that protect cells from the damaging effects of oxidative stress. Magnesium supports the body’s natural detoxification processes and regulates blood sugar levels.

How are sunflower seeds harvested?

The brown center of the sunflower yields hundreds of tiny flowers that carry sunflower seeds. A sunflower will take a few months before it grows to its full size which will reach 3-16 feet upon maturation. Once the back of the sunflower heads begin to droop and turn brown, the flowers are ready to be harvested for their seeds. The harvesting process includes additional drying of the flower, as the seeds go from all-white to a black and white striped color. The large seeds are processed for human consumption, while smaller seeds are saved for birdfeed. Sunflower seeds are sold in both hulled and shelled varieties. Hulled sunflower seeds are commonly used in cooking, baking, and are tossed with salads, while in-shell seeds make a popular stadium snack.