Sunflower oil is a monounsaturated /polyunsaturated mixture of mostly oleic acid (omega-9)-linoleic acid (omega-6) group of oils. The oil content of the seed ranges from 22% to 36% (average, 28%): the kernel contains 45–55% oil. The expressed oil is of light amber color with a mild and pleasant flavor; refined oil is pale yellow. Refining losses are low and the oil has good keeping qualities with light tendency for flavor reversion. The oil contains appreciable quantities of vitamin E, sterols, squalene, and other aliphatichydrocarbons.
In recent years, there has been an increase in demand for sunflower crops such as sunflower oil. Measures such as the development of hybrid sunflowers to increase oil production have been introduced to meet this demand.
1. Appearance: No residue at 40 deg. C
2. Cold test: Min.48 hours at 0 deg. C
3. Colour: Max.1.2 red, lovibond tintometer 5/20 inch
4. Refractive index:1.465-1.475 at 40 deg. C
5. Density:0.91-0.92 g/cm3 at 20 deg. C
6. Volatile matter: Max.0.07 % at 105 deg. C
7. Taste : Excellent
8. Odor : None - not sensed
1. %free fatty acids (ffa): Max 0.1
2. % ash (*): Max.0.05
3. Saponification value:190.32 koh/g. Of oil
4. Iodine value:134.13 (wijs-hanus method)
5. Peroxide:0.2 meq/KG. Of oil
6. % soap:0.0005
7. % unsaponifiable matter: Max.0.12
8. Impurities: None
9. % saturated fat(-ty acids):8-12
10. % unsaturated fat(-ty acids):87-91
11. Feeding energy:900kcal
12. Iron : < 0.02 mg/lt
13. Fatty acid composition :
C14:0 :0.06 C16:0 :5.77 C18:0 :4.1 C18:1 :27.3
C18:2 :59.2 C20:0 :0.27 C18:3 :0.25
Smell and taste
depersonalized oil odourless
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1. Improve Heart Health
Sunflower oil can lower cardiovascular diseases and the chance of heart attack. And selenium in the sunflower oil could increased the selenium in blood, reduces the chances of cardiac problems and hepatic degradation, etc
2. Maintains Healthy Immune System
The sunflower oil contains zinc, which helps maintain a healthy immune system that helps in the healing of wounds. Zinc also is beneficial in maintaining your sense of smell and taste.
3.Lower Risk of Infant Infection
Sunflower oil could lower risk of infections of low birth weight and pre-term infants.
4. Stops Free Radicals
The Sunflower oil contains vitamin E and tocopherols, which could stop neutralizes cancer causing free radicals, as free radicals damage cells as well as your immune system.
5. Promotes a Healthy Nervous System
Sunflower oil contains vitamin B which is good for a healthy nervous system, good digestion, and it is great for producing energy.
6. Lowers Cholesterol
Lecithin is also present in sunflower oil which helps keep cholesterol levels low
7.Reduces Cardiac Problems
Sunflower oil is a good way to incorporate selenium into the diet. By having higher levels of selenium in your blood, it could reduces the chances of cardiac problems and hepatic degradation.
8. Helps Create New Cells
Sunflower oil contains folic acid, which helps the body manufacture new cells.