Confection sunflower has many uses. Called either confection or non-oil, seeds are a delicious and nutritious snack or addition to different dishes.
Originally from North America, it´s now being produced in several countries, finding one of the best places in Argentina.
Confections are typically sold for two different markets: in-shell or kernels (dehulls). Confection sunflower seeds are graded according to size and separated into groups.
The largest size will go into the in-shell market. The medium-sized seeds are usually hulled for the kernel market. The smallest size will go into the bird and pet feeding market.
It may come in several varieties, from round shape (dakota type), to extra long (XL hybrids that are up to 3 cm long), passing through Long shape, which is the most common one because of it´s versatility.
It´s mostly black with white stripes, but there may be the opposite to it, being white with black stripes.
We offer different size options for different customer´s needs.
24/64 (9,50 mm up) or Mega, for exquisite customers
22/64 (8,75 mm up) or Jumbo, the standard for human consumption
20/64 (8,00 mm up), may be used either way, as edible seed or bird food
18/64 (7,00 mm up) or Birdy, mostly used as bird food
16/64 (6,00 mm up) or Birdy, ideal for bird food or for hulling
What means 22/64 and how to convert to millimeters?
The formula is 22 / 64 x 2,54 = 8,73, where 2,54 represent an inch.
You can make your own calculations for every size.
Round varieties goes up to 18 mm long
Large, up to 22 mm long
And XL up to 26 mm long. There are some of as much as 30 mm.
Purity: 99% min.
Foreign materials: 1% max.
Moisture: 10.0 % max.
Below sieve: 5.0% max.
Broken grains: 2.0 % max.
Insect Damage: 0.5% max.
Brownish: 1% max.
Scuffing: Objective 0% - Tolerance 10% max. (over 50% of the total surface)
Alive Insects: Free.
Total Damage: 3.0% max.
20kg polypaper bags on sizes over 20/64
50lb or 25kg polypropylene bags on bird food options
21 to 24 metric tons per 40 HC FCL, depending on seed size
Minimum order quantity: 1 FCL
Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus
Common Origin: Argentina/USA/Bulgaria
Crude Protein: 16.1%
Crude Fat: >35%%
Crude Fiber: 28.0%