The sunflower plant is an annual native North American plant that provides edible seeds. In the 18th century, the sunflower become a popularized cultivated plant. Sunflower seeds are normally eaten has a healthy snack and are rich in vitamins and minerals. Sunflower seeds are a great source of iron, protein, fiber, magnesium and zinc.
Sort the sunflower seeds to get rid of dirt and other particles. Add water to a bowl with the sunflower seeds, then wash thoroughly.
Cover the pot and cook the sunflower seeds, on medium-high for about 20-30 minutes or until the seeds are tender.