Sunflower seeds are a good source of Vitamin E, magnesium, protein, linoleic fatty acid, etc. and help in lowering blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. Normally sunflower seeds are eaten roasted or raw. To eat sunflower seeds that come with a shell, you will need to place the seed in your mouth, crack the shell open with the help of your back molars, throw the removed shell out of your mouth and eat the seed present inside the shell smoothly. It will give you a mild, nutty flavor.
You can also add them to salads, yogurt, oatmeal, or porridge. These seeds are used on a large scale to obtain sunflower oil. Ukraine is the leading sunflower oil producing country in the world with a total production of around 4.4 million tons followed by Russia with a total production of 4.1 million tons.
China is the largest sunflower seeds-consuming country in the world due to the tradition of eating them and the economical price. However, India has the highest domestic consumption of sunflower seed oil, followed by China, Russia, Turkey, Iran, Argentina, Iraq, etc. If you are interested in growing sunflower plants from seeds, then you can buy our high quality and disease resistant sunflower seeds for gardening.
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