The Sunflower

Sunflowers grow annually (depending on the season) and are characterized by their huge stems and beautiful yellow petals. These flowers are native to the Americas, but the seeds were actually brought from Europe during colonial times. The sunflower has many uses.  During the 16th century sunflower oil was in common use for all cooking purpose.

Now days, the sunflower seeds have become just as popular as the sunflower itself. With many professional teams such as baseball and soccer promoting sunflower seeds, it is understandable why they have become a favorite snack for many.