Confectionary Sunflower

Variety: Confectionery


Brand: Sunny Pampas


Description: Typical natural smell, free from rancid
odors, and free from foreign matters. Grey color with
white rays depending on the hybrid.


Size: 16/64 -18/64 - 20/64 - 22/64 - 24/64.


Moisture: Maximum 10 %.


Packing: Multiwall kraft paper bags of 20 kg
and 50 pounds.


Volume per 40 feet container: Approximately 22 Mton.


Recommendations for appropriate storage: Keep in a dry and cool place, preferably below 18C. Storage facilities must be fumigated, controlled and ventilated and must be free from insects and from products which cause contamination. Validity of the product 24 months from packing date if properly stored.


Production in Argentina
Argentina is one of the main world producers of both confectionary and oil sunflowerseed, due to its ideal combination of soils and climate, which allow to harvest important crops not only in terms of volume but in quality as well.

The confectionary sunflower, in contrast with the industrial one, is used for direct human consumption. It is used as a snack or in bakery, restaurants, etc.

It is traded with its shell untouched called inshell or dehulled (kernel).


Characteristic of the grain and its classification
The confectionary sunflower grain is easily recognized for its great size and it whitish black color with its stripes alongside, which differentiates it clearly from the industrial sunflower grain which is totally black and smaller in size. Its fat content is much lower than the oil one, but not for this is not a healthy and nutritious food, rich in nutrients and vitamins, recommended for a healthy diet.

The grain is classified according to the size of its diameter (the bigger the best). The existing options are the following, expressed as a fraction of one inch (25,4 mm) and its equivalent in milimetres.

1) 24/64 > 9,54 mm.

2) 22/64 > 8,73 mm.

3) 20/64 > 7,94 mm.

4) 18/64 > 7 mm.

5) 16/64 > 6,35 mm.

The three bigger sizes are destined mainly to the export market for human consumption, and the two smaller sizes, are mainly consumed in the domestic market and less in the export market as inshell (its being exported mainly as kernel), but there is also as well an important demand for birdfood for these sizes, either inshell or as kernel.


Nutritional information

Nutrient Composition

Unit

Amount per serving 28.35 g

00Calories

 

16000

00Calories from fat

 

12900

00Cholesterol

mg

000

00Sodium

mg

> 200

00Total Carbohydrate

g

500

00Dietary Fiber

g

400

00Sugars

g

100

00Protein

g

600

00Vitamin E

mg

11.3400

00Vitamin C

mg

< 0.200

00Calcium

mg

3300

00Iron

mg

1.9000

00Magnesium

mg

10400

00Zinc

 

1.400

00Copper

mg

0.4000

Fuente: USDA (Departamento de Agricultura de los EEUU)