The center of this popular yellow flower provides these favored and tasty snacks. Sunflower seeds are packed with vitamin E, selenium, and magnesium and can be purchased both in and out of their black or grayish-green shells. When removed from the shell, sunflower seeds have a tender-firm texture and mild nutty flavor.
Sunflower seeds make great additions to trail mixes, yogurt, granola, stuffing and baked goods. Also sold in butter form for use on sandwiches.