Native Americans throughout North America used sunflower, pumpkin and watermelon seeds for food, decoration and other purposes. The cultivated the plants by sprouting the Seeds in soot. Sun-Flowers, Water-Melons, and Pomkin are set by themselves; and before they sow the Seed, they make it shoot in Smoke, in light and black Earth. -Charlevoix (1763). Today these seeds maintain the delicious crunch, good for snacking, additional to cereal, yogurt and other foods. Comes in a 5-oz clear, resealable container with the story on the label.