"Fortified" Sunflower Seed

Discussion in 'Michigan Non-Game Animals, Plants, and Scenery' started by B.Jarvinen, Nov 14, 2020.

  1. B.Jarvinen

    B.Jarvinen Premium Member

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    I bought a big bag of black Sunflower seeds recently. It claims to be fortified with Vitamin A & D and possibly other vitamins & minerals; I forget the exact claim. I saw this on a lot of other bird feeder type products, but most of those are a mix of items.

    I expected there would be something in the bag besides the sunflower seeds to somehow hold bits of nutritional goodies. Instead, the bag is 100% pure black sunflower seeds.

    So I started wondering - how does the "manufacturer" fortify Sunflower seeds like this? Some sort of liquid sprayed on to the seeds? But - the critters generally don't eat the shells.

    Still perplexed about this. Certainly sounds like a good idea, but how does it work?
     
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    Sounds like a gimmick to me besides sunflower seeds are packed with vitamins already .
     
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  3. Martin Looker

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    How would they fortify sunflower seeds? They don't eat the hulls and the kernel is sealed inside. Sounds like a gimmick to me also.
     
  4. finlander

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    Has Fish Oil as well. :rolleyes:
     
  5. 22 Chuck

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    Must be like cereal--sprayed on.
     
  6. CaseBones62

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    Unless these are for cage kept birds, I’m not sure why we would be fortifying wild bird/animal food with anything.

    Seems gimmicky.


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