Sunflower Oil is typically used in food as frying oil, it is the non-volatile oil extracts from the black seeds as well as from the entire sunflower. This oil is a polyunsaturated combination of group of oils mostly like oleic acid & linoleic acid. Sunflower oil can be extracted by using chemical solvents like hexane, or squeezed directly from sunflower seeds by crushing them. Sunflower seed oil is rich in vitamin E, which goes about as cell reinforcement in the body and also used in cosmetic preparations as a moisturizer. It has been directly associated with anticipating coronary illness and boosting the immune system.
Some of the health benefits by sunflower oil:
- Prevents arthritis
- Cardiovascular benefits
- Lower Cholesterol
- Prevention of asthma and colon cancer
- Prevention from infant infection
- Reduction of cardiac problems
- Protects skin against damage caused by sun and aging
- Boots energy levels in body
The oil contains good amount of squalene, vitamin E, and other hydrocarbon with about 120 calories in a tablespoon of serving. Few studies done on the sunflower oil market indicate that generally there are two variants of sunflower seeds - confection and non-oil sunflower seeds. Confection sunflower seeds are safe to eat and are utilized for the deriving of oil and non-oil sunflower seeds are utilized for feeding animals and are not useful for human use. Sunflower seed oil is considered as healthiest oils due to its variety of health-enhancing nutrients such as energy ratio of 3699 kJ per 100g. By consuming it in high manner, the oil might increase insulin or blood sugar and increase the risk of developing atherosclerosis and affect white blood cell levels as well. The popularity of sunflower oil is growing due to its high content of fatty acid, which includes palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid and linoleic acid.