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Old 07-31-2008, 05:52 PM   #1
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Sunflower Seeds

Well my wall of sunflowers is starting to mature.

I could use some advise on what to do with the seeds

I have about 10 varieties are all sunflower seeds edible?

How do I save for planting next?

How do I cook them to make a snack?

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Old 07-31-2008, 06:44 PM   #2
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Don't know about edibility. But if you want to save the seeds, let the heads mature on the plant, remover the whole head and leave it to dry in a dry place - I've use the greenhouse before now. The seeds should start to loosen in their holders and after a while turn the head over alarge piece of paper and shake the seeds out. Winnow then to remove detritus & then store in sealed packets if you want to use for growing. I ave also stored them as bird food.

You shouldn't need to cook them to eat. If you do want to, I would dry roast them.. You could also press them for the oil - I would imagine you need a lot to get a decent amount of oil.
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Here are some steps as to how to roast the seeds. And they are edible, delicious and healthy. How To Roast Sunflower Seeds | eHow.com I'd toss them in salads or eat them as a snack.
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You can also boil the dried seeds in salted water so it penetrates past the shell.
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