Black Sunflower Seed comes from a cultivar of the sunflower plant Helianthus annuus. These are annual crops that are used primarily for making cooking oil and as bird food. It is mainly used for sunflower oil, birdseed, and other feeds. These can also be dried and used as healthy snacks full of vitamins E and B6. Black Sunflower Seed is an heirloom cultivar known for its high-quality seeds that are used for oil and bird feed.