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Drying Sunflower Seeds


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Drying Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds usually are left on the flower to dry. The flower may have to be wrapped with cheesecloth to prevent the birds from eating the seeds.

Seeds may be dried in the sun or in a dehydrator at 100F. Higher temperature affects the flavor.

When seeds are dried, they can be roasted in a shallow pan at 300F for 10 to 15 minutes.




Drying



These documents were adapted from the "Complete Guide to Home Canning," Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539, USDA, revised 2009 &
From "So Easy to Preserve", 5th ed. 2006. Bulletin 989, Cooperative Extension Service, The University of Georgia, Athens. Revised by Elizabeth L. Andress. Ph.D. and Judy A. Harrison, Ph.D., Extension Foods Specialists.