News tagged with sunflower

The anatomy of petal drop in sunflowers

Despite their consumer popularity as cut flowers, some sunflowers are difficult to market because of their tendency to lose petals soon after their flowers open. This characteristic, "petal drop", which in some varieties ...

Jan 14, 2015
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Oregano oil may help sunflower seeds keep longer

Sunflower seeds and sunflower oils have been shown to decrease risk of cardiovascular disease as well as have potential beneficial effects on obesity, bone health, and blood pressure. However their high protein and fat content ...

Dec 13, 2013
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Replacing soybean meal in pig diets

Canola, cottonseed, and sunflower products can replace soybean meal in diets fed to pigs, but they contain less protein and energy. To determine if it makes economic sense to use them, producers need to know the concentrations ...

Feb 28, 2013
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Planting the seeds for heart-healthier fries and other foods

With spring planting season on the horizon, scientists are planting the seeds of healthier oils for cooking French fries, fried chicken and other fried items prepared in restaurants and other settings in the foodservice industry. ...

Mar 14, 2012
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