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Food glossary

Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds

Medium-sized, pale brown seeds which are rich in vitamins E and B, proteins and minerals. They have a subtle nutty flavour which is enhanced when they are roasted.

Uses: Sprinkle sunflower seeds in salads, over pasta bakes, on pizzas or in vegetable soups.

To store: Keep in a cool dark place, in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

To prepare: To roast sunflower seeds, scatter the seeds in a thin layer in a roasting tin and roast in a preheated oven at gas 3, 160°C for 4-5 minutes or until just beginning to turn golden brown - they will burn very quickly if roasted for too long.