How do factories unshell sunflower seeds?

Answer The seeds are shelled using a centrifugal air machine. The seeds are dropped into an air stream and propelled towards a hard metal plate. They hit the plate with great force and crack open. As ... Read More »

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What kind of sunflower seeds are used to grow the sunflower greens?

Sunflower seeds for planting come in two main types. The first kind has a shiny black shell and is used for planting sunflowers with high oil content in the seeds, for use in bird seed mixes and su... Read More »

I have Niger, sunflower, bird mix and peanuts hanging in my garden. Only the sunflower seeds get eaten?

The niger or black thistle is favored by a lot of the finches. Sunflower is a major draw to a lot of birds and I would expect peanuts to generate some interest. The bird mix, however, contains a... Read More »

Scientific Term for the Arrangement of Sunflower Seeds in the Head of a Sunflower?

Two scientific terms are associated with the patterns in the head of a sunflower, the leaflets of a pine cone, and other patterns that seem orderly in nature. However, neither the "golden ratio" no... Read More »

Can you plant roasted sunflower seeds to make a sunflower?

Sunflower seeds can be used to grow sunflowers or to be roasted and eaten as a snack. Once you roast a sunflower seed, you effectively kill the seed, making it unable to grow into a plant. You cann... Read More »