Sunflower seed flour may be produced by milling de-hulled sunflower in a Universal mill with plate attachment. Machines for de-hulling and separating sunflower seeds can also be obtained from ABC Hansen. Often de-hulled and cleaned sunflowers are bought in for processing.
Sunflower flour may be processed as a fine or crunchy flour and is for instance used in Germany, when mixed with oats flour to make Sonnenblumenkernbrot (sunflower whole seed bread). Halva, a sweet confection is prepared in many parts of the world such as Asia, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, the Balkans, Central Europe and Eastern Europe, Malta and the Jewish diaspora from either semolina (grain based) which is mostly found in India, but also with nut butters such as sunflower seed butter, tahini (sesame paste) and sugar.
Apart from the plate attachment, the Universal mill can also be turned into a hammer mill, pin mill and stone mill simply through changing the milling heads and adjusting the speed in a very simple fashion.
Universal mills are made in stainless steel and chrome plated, contact parts.
It is always recommended that products be screened on an ABC Hansen rotary sifter prior to packaging for quality purposes if not for grading or separation purposes.
It is likewise recommended that all grain products specifically, be properly cleaned prior to processing. The Quail II aspirator and cleaner separator with magnets to isolate ferrous material is supplied by ABC Hansen for this purpose. In some cases no warranty would apply on milling equipment if the product is not cleaned properly prior to processing as the milling and other equipment may be damaged.