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Indian safflower seed has special demand as bird seed due to its bold size and whitish color. It is also known to be used as a substitute for sunflower seed in birdfeeders. Indigenously, use of safflower oil as cooking medium is on increase due to low saturated fats. Its flowers are known to be used for industrial and medicinal purposes. Un-decorticated safflower seed extraction with 20% crude protein rich in methionine is useful as an ingredient in formulated poultry feed. It is also used in cattle feed along with other meals such as cotton seed meal. Europe, Japan & Taiwan are major importers of safflower seed from India.