safe sunflower seeds

Posted on: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 9:42am
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There is probably a thread out there somewhere addressing my question but when I searched, a zillion topics came up and I just can't wade through them all! We love Sunbutter and are thrilled to be able to buy it locally now. I went to sunbutter.com to order some sunflower seeds and the shipping is as much as the seeds themselves. Are there any off the shelf safe brands of sunflower seeds?

Posted on: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 12:54pm
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I think I read here that David's is safe as long as there's no warning. I was going to get those but they have trans fat, which we're trying to avoid. I decided that the shipping was worth it (it's 2 lbs of sunflower seeds in each box so it really is expensive to ship). We bought 3 boxes to make the shipping worth it-I think it came out to about $5 a lb. We're loving the sunflower seeds. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
If you don't mind having the ones still in the shells there might be other options. I know I did a search recently and there were several safe brands that only have them in the shell.
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Posted on: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 9:44pm
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Thanks - I used to order a lot of sunbutter to make the shipping worth it. Seems there was a point when they didn't charge you more so I ordered over 24 jars of it! I gave it away to my son's classmates so they would give it a try. Anyway, I think I'll go back and just order a bunch. They must have a shelf life though - we had some leftover from a long ago order and they just don't taste good. Plan to throw them out. Has anyone tasted the honey roasted ones or do you just stick with the roasted/salted? Can you use the roasted/salted ones in bread?

Posted on: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 12:03am
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I've just ordered the regular ones and hadn't thought to use them in bread. Duh. Will now.
We have bought the honey roasted soy nuts, and they have been very good.
I add packets of trail mix to my order to help make it worth it. Initially I got a big giant jar of it, which was good at the time for our purposes, but we didn't eat it fast enough, and it went rancid.
I now get the packets, and it's a better deal for us.

Posted on: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:12am
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spitz brand is safe as well!
Shelley

Posted on: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:28am
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Is Spitz in the shell or can you buy them already shelled in bulk (or in small packages)? I've never heard of them.

Posted on: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 1:57pm
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I emailed David's and they were in a nut free facility for plain flavored hulled and in the hulls. I only asked about those. Not sure about flavored varieties. becca

Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2007 - 6:17pm
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Spitz is out of Canada, I found a bag of ones in the shell at a store in No. Ca.
They were dill pickle flavored...yummy!

Posted on: Tue, 01/09/2007 - 3:19am
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Giant-the come in origional and pickle.

Posted on: Tue, 01/09/2007 - 3:20am
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[url="http://www.giantseeds.com/"]http://www.giantseeds.com/[/url]

Posted on: Sun, 05/20/2007 - 9:17pm
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Has anyone found shelled sunflower seeds safe for PA/TNA? Looks like all of these are in-shell.

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