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using sunflower seeds

elainemayyee's picture

using sunflower seeds

 fellow bakers

I recently made a pumpkin quick bread using sunflower seeds instead of walnuts.  I noticed that the sunflowers seeds turned green in the

final product.  I am wondering if this has happened  to others.  Is it how the company processed the seeds to cause this?

LindyD's picture

I did a quick Google search and read that the antioxidants in sunflower seeds react with baking powder or baking soda, turning the seeds green.   

Thanks for asking the question.  I learned something new! 

Mako's picture


I buy the uncooked seeds (not seasoned) and I never get green seeds.  and I also use baking soda in my sourdough also.