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How to Harvest Sunflower Seeds: 3 Uses for Sunflower Seeds

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 2 min read

Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) are gorgeous and functional plants that make a worthwhile addition to any garden. Gardeners plant sunflowers to feed pollinators like honeybees and to attract birds to ward off garden pests. Aside from making great companion plants, sunflowers also produce sunflower seeds that can be used for snacking, garnishes, and other recipes.