Sunflower seeds are the fruit of the beautiful, bright yellow coloured sunflower. These seeds are then compressed to make sunflower oil. The seeds, being high in oil content are the main sources to produce sunflower oil. Shelled seeds have mild nutty taste, but tender texture. Most commonly consumed as a snack, sunflower seeds can also be used as garnishes or ingredients to be added in various recipes. Greyish green or black sunflower seeds have a nutty flavour, tender texture and high oil content. They are sold shelled or unshelled and can be eaten alone as a snack. They are also added to a variety of dishes for a unique taste, texture and its nutritional benefits.