Catalogue Type
Seed Catalogue
Scientific Name
Helianthus annus
Distinguishing Characters
i) There are 3 types of commonly used sunflower seeds i.e. linoleic(most common) , high oleic , and NuSun developed for sunflower oil.
ii) Each variety has its unique levels of monounsaturated , saturated and polyunsaturated fats.
iii) For commercial purposes ,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.
iv) The seeds are 10-15mm long and 4mm broad , cylindrical or drop shaped.
Photo of Seed