Our Sunflower oil qualities
We carry Sunflower oil in the following qualities for you
|Sunflower oil refined solvent extracted Ph. Eur.
|Sunflower oil cold pressed
|Sunflower oil pressed toasted
|Organic sunflower oil refined
|Organic sunflower oil cold pressed
Sunflower & sunflower seeds
Sunflower oil is obtained from the shelled seeds of the sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) by pressing or refining.
The light yellow to dark yellow, quickly drying, fatty oil is contained in the seeds up to 40%. Sunflower oil contains more than 85% unsaturated fatty acids, of which more than 2/3 are linoleic acids. Sunflower oil therefore belongs to the nutritionally valuable edible oils. Sunflower oil is also used in the margarine industry, in the food industry (salad dressings, mayonnaise), as well as in the production of varnishes, paints and soaps. The sunflower fatty acid mixture obtained by saponification is used to produce lubricants.
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Cultivation & yield
The largest producers of sunflower seeds are Ukraine and Russia. Other growing countries are Argentina, Romania and China. Sunflower oil is one of the most widely used vegetable oils in the world today.
Background / history
Originating from Mexico and the south of the USA, the sunflower was introduced to Europe in the 16th century by the Spanish Monardes and is now cultivated in the temperate latitudes of Europe, America, China and India as one of the most important oil plants on earth.
General durability: canister 12 months, drum 18 months, IBC 6 months
Nutritional values & composition
|3,700 kJ / 900 kcal
|Saturated fatty acids
|Monounsaturated fatty acids
|Polyunsaturated fatty acids
Fatty acids ratio
|C16:0 Palmitic acid
|4 – 9 %
|C18:1 Oleic acid
|14 – 40 %
|C18:2 Linoleic acid
|48 – 74 %