Our Sunflower oil High Oleic qualities
We carry Sunflower oil High Oleic in the following qualities for you
|Sunflower oil High Oleic refined|
|Sonnenblumenöl ölsäurereich HO nativ kbA|
|Sunflower Oil High Oleic refined organic|
|Sunflower Oil High Oleic refined BSCI organic|
Sunflower & sunflower seeds
The sunflower belongs to the genus Helianthus in the daisy family. The annual flower grows to heights of between one and three metres. The flower colours range from typical yellow to orange and even multicoloured. The flowering time is between June and September. Harvesting begins in mid-September, when the sunflower's leaves die and the flower petals come off. This is done with the help of special combine harvesters. After harvesting, the sunflower seeds usually need to be redried.
Sunflowers thrive in bright and warm locations with sufficient water. The high oleic sunflower is a variety of sunflower with a particularly high oleic acid content of between 80 and 90 %. The origin lies in a mutant found in Russia, from which the High-Oleic (HO) sunflower was bred in a conventional way. This is not genetic manipulation.
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Cultivation & yield
The largest producers of sunflower seeds are Ukraine and Russia. Other important growing countries for high oleic sunflowers are Germany, Hungary, Austria, France, Argentina, Romania and China.
Background / History
The HO sunflower has been cultivated in Europe to a considerable extent since around 1995. Today varieties with up to 93 % oleic acid are cultivated in Germany.
The name "sunflower" comes from the fact that the flower always aligns both its leaves and its blossom to the position of the sun.
General durability: General durability: IBC & canister 6 months, drum 18 months
Nutritional values & composition
|Nutritional value||(per 100 g)|
|Energy||3700 kJ / 900 kcal|
|Saturated fatty acids||8 g|
|Monounsaturated fatty acids||85 g|
|Polyunsaturated fatty acids||7 g|
Fatty acid ratio
|C16:0 Palmitic acid||2-7% %|
|C18:1 Oleic acid||mind. 75 % %|
|C18:2 Linoleic acid||4-16 % %|