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090409SunflowersInLovelandMP0012

SHOT 9/4/09 3:19:24 PM - A large patch of sunflowers growing on a farmer's plot in Loveland, Co. Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) are annual plants native to the Americas, that possess a large inflorescence (flowering head). Sunflower stems can grow as high as ten feet tall, and the flower head can reach a foot in diameter with large edible seeds. Sunflower oil, extracted from the seeds, is used for cooking, as a carrier oil and to produce margarine and biodiesel, as it is cheaper than olive oil. A range of sunflower varieties exist with differing fatty acid compositions; some 'high oleic' types contain a higher level of healthy monounsaturated fats in their oil than even olive oil..(Photo by Marc Piscotty / © 2009)

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SHOT 9/4/09 3:19:24 PM - A large patch of sunflowers growing on a farmer's plot in Loveland, Co. Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) are annual plants native to the Americas, that possess a large inflorescence (flowering head). Sunflower stems can grow as high as ten feet tall, and the flower head can reach a foot in diameter with large edible seeds. Sunflower oil, extracted from the seeds, is used for cooking, as a carrier oil and to produce margarine and biodiesel, as it is cheaper than olive oil. A range of sunflower varieties exist with differing fatty acid compositions; some 'high oleic' types contain a higher level of healthy monounsaturated fats in their oil than even olive oil..(Photo by Marc Piscotty / © 2009)