Sunflower oil

  • Sunflower oil is obtained by pressing sunflower seeds and is a liquid oil
  • Around 1570, Spanish seamen shipped the crop from Central America to Europe where it was then used as an ornamental plant.
  • European sunflower fields are mostly found in France, Spain, Turkey, Romania, the Ukraine, Russia and Bulgaria.
  • Argentina, Brazil, South Africa and North America are some of the countries outside Europe that grow sunflowers.
  • Sunflower oil is widely used in the margarine industry and as a frying and edible oil.

High Oleic Sunflower Oil

  • This sunflower oil contains a high level of oleic acid which is said to make it even “healthier”.
Palmolein comes from fractionating palm oil. Fractionating is a technique by which a fat is separated into several parts (fractions).
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