Sunflower oil

The multi-purpose oil

Sunflower oil is versatile and extremely tasty.

Sunflower oil
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Our Sunflower oil qualities

We carry Sunflower oil in the following qualities for you


  Öle & Fette für die Kosmetikindustrie
Öle & Fette für die Lebensmittelindustrie
Öle & Fette für die Pharmaindustrie
Sunflower oil refined solvent extracted Ph. Eur.
Sunflower oil cold pressed  
Sunflower oil pressed toasted    
Organic sunflower oil refined
Organic sunflower oil cold pressed  
INCI name: Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil
CAS number: 8001-21-6
Botanical name: Helianthus Annuus L.

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.

25,000 kg
Tank truck

900 kg

190 kg

27 kg

General durability: canister 12 months, drum 18 months, IBC 6 months

Nutritional values & composition

Nutritional value (per 100g)
Energy 3,700 kJ / 900 kcal
Fat 100 g
Saturated fatty acids 11 g
Monounsaturated fatty acids 32 g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids 57 g

Fatty acids ratio


C16:0 Palmitic acid 4 – 9 %
C18:1 Oleic acid 14 – 40 %
C18:2 Linoleic acid 48 – 74 %

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We offer Sunflower oil in the following packaging units:

  • 25,000 kg
    Tank truck
  • 900 kg
  • 190 kg
  • 27 kg

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