Hungarian Sunflower Field
Golden sun shines across a sunflower field in Hungary.
Agriculture is important to Hungary's economy. Hungary produces wheat, corn, sunflower, potatoes, sugar beets, pigs, cattle, poultry, and dairy products.
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) is in the family of Asteraceae. It has a strong central root system and several rich side roots. Its stalk is strong and depending on the type it is 1.5-2.5 metres tall.
Sunflower is the one of the most important industrial crops in Hungary and has the highest annual production in the group of oil plants. The oil produced from sunflower is mainly used for food purposes, but is also an important raw material for margarine and soap manufacturing. The by-product arising after cold pressing is rich in proteins and is used as an animal feed. The sunflower ‘leftovers’ are important green fertilizers and feeding materials.
- Sunflower field outside Budapest, Hungary - DSCN0933
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