There are two types of sunflower varieties that include oil-based and confection. Oilseed sunflowers are used in birdfeed and to make sunflower oil. The confection variety is used as a roasted snack with the shells left on or the shell can be removed and the seed inside is used for baking.
There is a small amount of sunflowers grown in Saskatchewan.
There are a small amount of sunflowers grown in Saskatchewan, but mainly in the southeast part of the province. The majority of the sunflowers grown in Canada are in Manitoba. Most of the sunflowers grown in Canada stay in North America, but some other regions we send sunflowers to are Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Canola, flax, mustard, camelina, and sunflowers are all oilseed crops that grow in Saskatchewan.