GRAND FORKS DRAYTON DONALDSON DICKINSON

MINN-DAK GROWERS, LTD.
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Confection Sunflower


OVERVIEW OF CONFECTION SUNFLOWER AT MINN-DAK

Minn-Dak Growers Ltd. has been a contractor, processor, and supplier of confection sunflower products for over 20 years. Our commitment to the sunflower industry has allowed us to expand this enterprise to serve customers in the United States and throughout the world. We have state of the art cleaning, sizing, and hulling facilities to provide consistent quality for your sunflower ingredient applications.

CONFECTION SUNFLOWER AS A CROP

The bright yellow fields of confection sunflowers are the starting point for obtaining high quality in-shell and kernels. At Minn-Dak, we work closely with our growers to provide them with the latest information for selecting hybrids, planting, fertilization, and pest management so that they obtain the best yields possible. Our commitment to sourcing the best quality sunflowers is by contracting our production directly with our growers.

Confection sunflowers offer an excellent rotation crop for growers. Numerous high yielding varieties are available for production in the northern plains. Information on sunflower production is available upon request.

CONFECTION SUNFLOWER PRODUCTS

In-Shell Sunflower Seed

  • Large size seed. (different sizes available)

Kernel

  • Medium size hulled seed. (shell is removed)

Small Kernel

  • Smallest size hulled seed

SUNFLOWER NUTRITIONAL & FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Nutritional

Sunflowers are an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin E, and other important nutrients. A typical 100 gram sample of sunflower kernel has the following nutrient profile:

Calories
Calories from fat
Total fat
- Saturated fat
- Polyunsaturated fat
- Monounsaturated fat
Cholesterol
Dietary fiber
Vitamin E
Zinc
570          
450          
50 grams
6 grams
31 grams
13 grams
0 grams
10 grams
40 IU
5 mg

Functional

The nutty flavor of the sunflower kernel enhances taste, texture, and appearance in numerous food applications. Sunflower kernel can be used as a topping on salads, breads, yogurt, and ice cream, or can be blended into numerous baked goods and confectionary products.

Confection Sunflower Applications

In-shell Sunflower Seed

  • It is roasted and salted in the shell to be eaten as snacks.

Kernel

  • It is used as snacks, salads, and ingredients of many food products.

Small Kernel

  • Mainly used for bird seed.

For inquiries on product specifications, applications, and prices, email us!!!

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