The sunflower seed is the fruit of the sunflower (Helianthus annuus). sunflower seeds are usually classified by the pattern on their husks. If the husk is solid black, the seeds are called black oil sunflower seeds. If the husks are striped, the seeds are called striped sunflower seeds or "stripers."
AGICO offers a variety of sunflower seeds for pressing oil and sunflower kernels all the year round. All the seeds we offered meet the highest quality standards.
We also supply Sunflower seeds
Size: 7mm up, 7mm-9mm, 9mm up, 11mm up
Package: in 25 kg or 50 kg New Strong P.P woven bags
Specifications: Admixture: 2% max
Moisture: 10% max
Sunflower kernel --- Confectionary grade
Size: Confectionary grade
Origin: Northeast of China.
Package: in the 4-ply paper bags
Specifications: Purity: 99.95% min
Moisture : 7% max
Broken kernels: 10% max
Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E. They are also a very good source of vitamin B1. In addition, sunflower seeds are a good source of manganese, magnesium, copper, selenium, phosphorous, vitamin B5 and folate..
• ½ cup sunflower seeds
• 4 cups oats
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• ½ cup raisins
• ½ cup sliced almonds
• ½ cup dried apricots chopped
• 4 chopped dates
• ¼ cup dried cranberries
1. Mix all ingredients together. (This will make about 8 servings.)
2. For 2 servings bring 2 cups water to a boil.
3. Add 1 ¼ cups Swiss Breakfast. Turn heat to low and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally until water is absorbed, about 7 minutes.
4. Cover, and set for about 2 minutes before serving.
5. Serve with low fat milk or unsweetened soy milk.
Healthy Cooking Tips: Make sure you use rolled oats for this recipe. It has the best consistency for this application.
Tips for Preparing Sunflower Seeds:
If you want to remove the shells from unshelled sunflower seeds, there are easier ways to remove the shell than by hand, which requires a lot of diligence and time. The quickest way to shell sunflower seeds is to grind them in a seed mill and then place them in cold water where the shells will float to the top and can be skimmed off with a slotted spoon.
While not as efficient, another alternative for those who don't have seed mills (which is probably the majority of us) is to put a small amount of seeds into the bowl of an electric mixer, pulsing the mixer on and off a few times for a few seconds each time, until the shells separate but not too many seeds are crushed. Then plunge the seeds into cold water as described above to separate them from the shells. However, shelled sunflower seeds are plentiful in the stores so there is no need to go through the trouble unless you have harvested them from your garden.