Form and particle size: Oval, pointed
Colour: Creamy white
Flavour: Neutral flavour of sunflower, similar to peanut depending on the preparations 650 kcal
Protein*: 21 g
Fat*: 55 g including 20% monounsaturated fatty acids and 65% polyunsaturated fatty acids
Fibre*: 6.5 g


  • Decontaminated
  • Toasted
  • Caramelised
  • Salted
  • Bits
  • Flour
  • Paste

Sources: Bulgaria
Packaging: Bags containing 1 kg, 5 kg, 10 kg, 20 kg and 25 kg and big-bags

* on average per 100 grams

Organic sunflower seeds

Organic hulled sunflower seeds

The elongated shape of hulled sunflower seeds is familiar to us all. Many of us will remember enjoying them as an after-school snack. Off-white in colour, they can be incorporated into breads, crispbreads and crackers or pastries. They are crunchy when you bite into them. Sunflowers are part of the same family as Jerusalem artichokes. You can, in fact, taste similar notes to those found in these tubers when you eat sunflower seeds. The different processes used in our production units bring new flavours, textures and functionalities to sunflower seeds.

Toasted, Caramelised, or salted, organic hulled sunflower seeds will bring pronounced, rounded and comforting or truly indulgent flavours, respectively. They can be incorporated into all formulations for the different meals of the day.

Sprinkled onto a salad or cooked dish, organic hulled sunflower seeds are an allergen-free alternative to pine nuts, very widely used in southern recipes. They are ideal in muesli or in mixes prepared for wholegrain breads. The seeds can be decontaminated in our production units to improve their microbiological characteristics.

Organic hulled sunflower seeds in flour or seed paste form are an allergen-free clean ingredient. Whether it’s to replace animal fats in recipes, or as a base for dairy product alternatives, organic hulled sunflower seeds are full of surprises!

Organic hulled sunflower seeds: high in unsaturated fatty acids

You probably know that sunflower seeds are actually the dried fruit of the plant, called an achene. One of the advantages of organic hulled sunflower seeds is their high protein content. Their fat fraction, which like all oilseeds is high, contains either omega-6 or omega-9 essential fatty acids depending on the variety. They are also a source of phytosterols and antioxidants.

The seeds offer plenty of minerals too, especially calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. In terms of vitamins, they contain a significant amount of vitamin E. All these qualities mean that sunflower seeds are ideal for foods intended for sports diets.

Sunflower seeds selected for their oil

The origins of sunflowers are still debated today. From Central America, the north- west or the extreme south of the continent, this oil plant finally crossed the Atlantic with the Spanish in the 16th century. It was in Eastern Europe that sunflower seeds were selected for the production of vegetable oil in the 19th century.

From the 1960s onwards, sunflower seeds were optimised, in particular through the work of the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRA) in Clermont-Ferrand. Today, the plant is grown on almost every continent, having adapted to numerous different conditions. In addition, sunflower cultivation has a lower environmental impact than many other crops (reduced use of water, fertiliser and plant health treatments).

We propose two varieties of sunflower seeds that are among the most widely used in

the food industry. A distinction is made between sunflowers for food applications, also known as bakery sunflowers, and sunflowers for oil production. The difference between these two varieties relates to their fatty acid composition. Sunflower seeds for food applications have a high polyunsaturated fatty acid content, especially linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid. Sunflower seed varieties for oil production have been selected for their high oleic acid content, an omega-9 monounsaturated fatty acid.

You might be inspired by caramelised organic sunflower seed paste or toasted organic sunflower seeds.

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