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Description: SUNFLOWER SEED - EXPELLER SEEDS. Sunflower seeds are the conical fruits of the sunflower (Helianthus annuus), which belongs to the composite-flower family (Compositae), and are approx. 7.5 - 17 mm long, 9 mm wide and 2 - 2.5 mm thick. Additional typical characteristics are their very lightweight and their white, black or white and black striped coloring. The sunflower comes originally from the Americas, probably Mexico or Peru. It is an annual composite-flower plant, growing to up to 3 m in height and having brown disc florets and yellow ray florets. The fruit husk and seed coat are fused together into a hard shell, which protects the embryo. Sunflower seeds are available in the shell and shelled. Generally in shell sunflower seeds are transported by sea, as microorganisms very easily destroy shelled sunflower seeds. Oil content: - 19 - 57% - 20% See also IMDG Code & US CFR.
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