Canary seed is a major component of feed mixtures for caged and wild birds. The seeds are shiny brown. It has high protein, high oil as well as 84% unsaturated edible oil content. In addition, canary seed has a high starch content making it suitable for some industrial uses, such as the cosmetics sector. As populations and incomes continue to grow, and as an increasing number of people around the world are keeping birds as pets, the demand for canary seed looks strong.