David Sunflower Seeds

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David Sunflower Seeds, also known as DAVID Seeds, is a brand of roasted and salted sunflower seeds produced by ConAgra Foods in the United States.


The company was founded in 1926 by Armenian-American David Der Hairabedian of Fresno, California.[1] Der Hairabedian first roasted sunflower seeds in his grocery store and packaged them in individual servings for a nickel. Eventually, his two sons, Ara and Aram, joined him in marketing the seeds to other retailers.

Conagra Brands acquired David & Sons from Nestle USA in December 2001.[2]


  • Sunflower Seeds with Shells
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds without Shells
  • Trail Mix


  • Original - JUMBO seeds
  • Bar-B-Q - JUMBO seeds
  • Ranch - JUMBO seeds
  • Nacho Cheese
  • Jalepeño Hot Salsa - JUMBO seeds
  • Original with Reduced Sodium -JUMBO seeds
  • Dill Pickle - JUMBO seeds
  • Hot and Spicy - JUMBO seeds
  • Buffalo Style Ranch - JUMBO seeds
  • Cracked Pepper - JUMBO seeds
  • Sweet & Salty - JUMBO seeds
  • Sweet & Spicy- JUMBO seeds
  • Lightly Salted - Simply Seeds
  • Black Pepper - Simply Seeds
  • Sour Cream & Onion - Simply Seeds
  • Sour Cream & Onion - Jumbo Seeds
  • Sizzling Bacon


  • Honey Roasted
  • Chili Lime - JUMBO seeds
  • Salsa

Babe Ruth League and DAVID Seeds[edit]

Since 1991, DAVID Seeds has sponsored the Babe Ruth League, pitching the “Eat. Spit. Be Happy!”(slogan) message to youth baseball and softball players ages 5 to 18 nationwide. The Babe Ruth League has over 900,000 players in 45,000+ teams across the U.S..

As the “Official Sunflower Seed of the Babe Ruth League,” DAVID provides free scorebooks and safety tips to each team in the league, awards to All-Star players, and DAVID Sunflower Seeds to be sold at concession stands.


  • Eat. Spit. Be Happy!
  • Lets Get Cracken!


  1. ^ Bulbulian, Berge (2000). The Fresno Armenians: history of a diaspora community. Fresno, CA: Press at California State University, Fresno. ISBN 9780912201351.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2011-02-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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