The sunflower is grown for its seeds.
Commericial sunflower growing produces billions of pounds of seeds.
Sunflowers were first grown by Native Americans.
In 2008, the production of sunflower seed was nearly 3.5 billion pounds, of which 3 billion pounds was used to produce oil.
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