Sunflower seeds

Native to North America and used by Native Americans as a high energy food source, sunflower seeds have been culivated for over 5000 years. Packed with nutrients, the sunflower seed is actually the fruit of the sunflower plant. More commonly eaten as a healthy snack than as part of a meal, they can also be used as garnishes or ingredients in various recipes. The seeds can also be sprouted and eaten in salads. The seeds may be sold as in-shell seeds or dehulled kernels. In-shell sunflower seeds are particularly popular in Mediterranean and Asian countries. In Turkey, Syria and Israel they..

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