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Sunflower Oil Benefits

Sunflower oil is extracted from the seeds of sunflower. It is used for cooking and frying and also as an emollient n the cosmetic formulations.  Let’s see what sunflower benefits are and why it is considered the healthiest cooking oil:

  • High Vitamin Content

It has a high quantity of vitamin E, in the form of alpha-tocopherol, which makes it excellent for being used in cooking.

  • High Smoking Point

It has a high smoking point, which means that sunflower oil holds on to its nutritional content at higher temperatures.

  • High Linoleic Acid Content

As a form of cooking and frying oil, the high linoleic acid content in sunflower oil is considered to be a desirable constituent. Of course, the linoleic acid also leads to storage problems due to oxidation resulting in off-flavours and rancidity. It is, therefore, highly desirable to use appropriate antioxidant(s) in prescribed quantities to improve its shelf life during storage.

  • Use High Oleic Sunflower Oil Variety

Look for the high oleic variety of sunflower oil for deep-frying. High oleic oil is high in monounsaturated fats (MUFA) and has no harmful trans-fat.

Divya Patwal

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