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United States Department of Agriculture

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Sunflower(Helianthus annuus). Sunflowers originated in North America and were grown for food and hair oil by Native Americans. Sunflower seeds contain a higher percentage of oil than soybean seeds, but their higher price—and continued popularity as a food—may impede their use for biodiesel.


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Last Modified: 8/12/2016
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