Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sunflower Seeds

Watercolor painting of sunflower seeds and a little information on the use of sunflower seeds, after all all those wonderful flowers start here.

For commercial purposes sunflower seeds are classified by the pattern on the seed husk.If they are solid black they are used for oil and bird feed.If the Hull is striped like the ones I have painted they are used for food because they are low in oil content.Sunflower seeds can be sprouted and used in salads.

Sunflower sprouts are produced using the methods one would use for most seeds. Begin with hulled seeds, soak overnight in water. Then drain off the loose inner hulls (important!), and put the soaked seed in the sprouting environment - jars, cloth, or commercial sprouter, for about 1 day. Removing the inner hulls is very important, as if left in, they will spoil and ruin your batch of sprouts. The sprouting environment can be glass jars with plastic screen lids (propped up at 45 degree angle), or the seed can be placed between damp cotton washcloths, on flat-bottomed bowls or saucers.

Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower Seeds, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
Sunflower Seeds
watercolor on 200 lb cold pressed watercolor paper

Media: watercolor
Size: 8 in X 5 in (20.3 cm X 12.7 cm)
Price: $50 USD

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