Sunflower and Roasted Snacks

Sunflower and Roasted Snacks


SunOpta, is a leading producer, supplier, and ingredient developer for the food industry. We supply food-grade sunflower ingredients to local and international markets. Our reputation as a reliable supplier is a direct result of our close relationships with growers and food processors. We are involved every step of the way to maintain quality, consistency, and exceptional value.

Over 45 years of experience in the sunflower industry makes us a leading innovator and supplier of sunflower products. Working directly with growers, we are involved in the farm-to-table process. We are committed to researching, developing and supplying new sunflower products. Our state-of-the-art technology, and commitment to quality ensures we deliver the best quality and value for your market.

The experienced sunflower procurement team works closely with our farmers to establish long-standing relationships and develop non-GMO hybrid seed, which help farmers maximize yields to supply the increasing demand. Click here to learn more about our hybrid seed and grower services.

honey roasted sunflower kernels

Our three manufacturing facilities located in Crookston, MN, Breckenridge, MN and Grace City, ND are state-of-the-art, allowing us to process sunflowers for inshell, kernel, bird food and roasted products. Our roasted products include sunflower inshell and kernel, chickpeas and other products by request. Click on the link below to learn more about our product offerings.

To ensure the consistent excellence of our product line and to comply with regulations, SunOpta monitors and directs every stage of the process including seed selection, planting, harvesting, storage, processing and delivery.

The SunOpta quality programs employ both internal standard operating procedures and external testing and verification systems. In-house and independent laboratories analyze our products to authenticate proper program execution and product specifications.

Our certification systems include:

  • Safe Quality Food (SQF) Food Safety Certified
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)
  • MN Department of Agriculture
  • OU Kosher Certified
  • Peanut-Tree Nut Free Certification (Crookston Facility)
  • Quality Assurance International (QAI) Certified Organic

Organic refers to the way agricultural products are grown and manufactured. Organic farming methods prohibit the use of certain fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides and other chemicals that can potentially cause harm to the environment. The original integrity of organically grown food is maintained through the manufacturing process by employing primarily mechanical processing methods and avoiding harsh chemicals and processes.