What you need to know about sunflower seeds and their use article The word ‘seed’ has been a controversial term used in the scientific community for many years, but a new study by Australian researchers has shed light on its origins.
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Sunflowers are plants that have a red stem and a white petiole that give them their name.
The leaves of the sun flower are very long and pointed, giving them a distinctive look and taste.
The flowers themselves are short and pink in colour.
They are used in traditional medicine and in many cultures around the world.
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Sunflower seeds are not widely grown in Australia, with the average person growing about 1,000 of them a year, according to the University of Melbourne.
However, the researchers said the seeds could be used in cooking, for food preparation, as a plant fibre, as food for plants, as mulch, and as seed in seed-making plants.
Professor Richard Gull, from the Department of Horticulture at the University, said the sun plant had medicinal properties, which were not known before.
“The medicinal properties of sunflower are not well known.
It is not known if they have any therapeutic properties, but we know they have antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties,” he said.”
Sunflower seed can be used to make sunflower oil, sunflower extract and sunflower pulp.”
Professor Gull said the medicinal properties were not completely known, and that it was also not clear how the seeds would be used.
“Some people use them as an anti-bacterial and antibacterial agent, others use them to treat colds, infections, rheumatism, hay fever and colds and hay fever,” he explained.
“In general, people who are interested in these medicinal uses will have to be careful with the seeds.”
Professor Gill said the researchers had done a lot of work on sunflower, including researching their medicinal properties.
“We have also done a survey of people in Australia and have found that around 90 per cent of them use the seeds as a source of food for themselves and others,” he told ABC Radio National’s Breakfast.
“So the seeds have been a very good source of research for us, and it has really given us confidence that the seeds are safe for use.”
Sunflower seed is very hard to find and difficult to grow.
Professor Gill was one of the first to grow the seeds in the United States in the 1970s.
He said that in his experience the seeds were often eaten by people in the bush.
“It is very, very hard, it is very time consuming and very, really challenging to grow and harvest these seeds, and to find the right soil and to get the right moisture and the right temperature, and I would say it is difficult for any farmer to grow them successfully,” he laughed.
Professor Gully said the research had given him hope that there might be a new way of growing sunflax seeds.
“You can start with seed that has been isolated from the wild, that has a very specific structure that is very different from the ones that have been cultivated in the laboratory, and we will be able to make a product with a very different structure and with very different properties than what we have currently,” he added.