1/2 cup salt
2 1/2 lbs raw sunflower seeds
Place sunflower seeds, water, and salt into a large pot.
Bring it to a boil for about 10 to 15 min then lower the heat and let it simmer for an hour.
Strain sunflower seeds and place them in a single layers on a paper towel so they can dry completely.
Preheat oven to 350°.
When the seeds are dry place then in another single layer on a large baking sheet.
Bake them for 30 to 40 minutes.
They might start to crack when they are done.
Remove them from the oven and let them cool.
Store in an airtight container.