Who's idea was it to roast and salt sunflower seeds?

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I like salty sunflower seeds don't you? But who came up with the idea?

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« Reply #1 on: 25/04/2008 05:54:47 »
Yummmmy.........yep I do too! I don't know however who did that or weather it may have been used as a preservative at first or a flavoring.. Maybe preserving them first then they decided emmmmmm these are good! LOL...I don't know.. but perhaps some investigating will lead to a salty answer!

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« Reply #2 on: 25/04/2008 05:58:00 »
I like salty sunflower seeds don't you? But who came up with the idea?

Not my idea - I would never do such a thing [:)]

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« Reply #3 on: 25/04/2008 06:17:50 »
Taken from a nation wide candy company link off web. I can't post advertising link...

This is what I found for this old brand "David Sunflowers"

"For 80 years, DAVID has roasted some of the highest-quality sunflower seeds in the business. DAVID Seeds meet consumer needs for taste, convenience, portability, nutrition, and variety while consistently delivering the best in product quality, innovation, and distribution."

"History: DAVID traces its roots back to 1926 with David Der Herbedian of Fresno, California. Der Herbedian first roasted sunflower seeds in his grocery store and packaged them in individual servings for a nickel. Eventually, his two sons joined him in marketing the seeds to other retailers, and DAVID Seeds was born."

Now as far back from there I don't know.. they were grown for years back but the first salted ones I don't know but this link for this brand is 1926...and name as above:

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« Reply #4 on: 25/04/2008 06:20:21 »
I like salty sunflower seeds don't you? But who came up with the idea?

Not my idea - I would never do such a thing [:)]

Oh I like them.. but honestly I preferred them already shelled.. as they make the side of my mouth sore!... I also like them plain without salt as well.  They are high in potassium low in salt.. but 1/2 cup is 200 calories... so it is a healthy snack as long as you are not counting calories!~

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« Reply #5 on: 25/04/2008 12:21:14 »
I like salty sunflower seeds don't you? But who came up with the idea?
Sim as far as I know with some seeds such as the sunflowers seeds, if you don't put salt with them as you roast them, then they'd all dried out so much that they'd be inedible.
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« Reply #6 on: 25/04/2008 13:25:23 »
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« Reply #7 on: 25/04/2008 14:05:34 »
I would think that salt does dry it out as normally salt has a way of drying things up.. doesn't it?

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« Reply #8 on: 27/04/2008 22:41:28 »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_preservation

Before fridges and freezers were invented, then Salt was used
to preserve meat, fish for the winter months or they would have starved. Also fruit and veg were either stored in big jars with a syrupy liquid etc.
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