(Persia Digest) - North Khorasan Province devotes almost 6,000 hectares of its agricultural lands to planting oilseed crops, including sunflower seeds; more than 70,000 tons of oilseeds are harvested in the province.

Sunflower is an annual plant and grows up to three meters. The flower is large and beautiful, about 35 cm in diameter. It is found in most parts of the world. Oil is extracted from sunflower seeds which is unsaturated and is suitable for cooking.

Photos: Saeed Toloui / Tasnim

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