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How do you dry sunflower seeds?

Sunflower seeds ripen on the flower and are usually left there to dry. If birds are harvesting your seeds, wrap cheese-cloth around each flower until the seeds are dried. The seeds may also be shaken off the flower when mature, then dried in the sun for several days, or in a food dehydrator at 100 degrees F. When dry, seeds can be roasted in a shallow pan at 300 degrees F for 10-15 minutes.                  



Reference: How to Dry Foods (DeLong) 




Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009



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