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Sunflower oil

Sunflower oil

Sunflower oil is the non-volatile oil compressed from sunflower seeds. Sunflower oil is commonly used in food as a frying oil, and in cosmetic formulations as an emollient. Sunflower oil was first industrially produced in 1835 in the Russian Empire. The world's largest sunflower oil producers now are Ukraine, Russia and Argentina. Sunflower oil is a monounsaturated /polyunsaturated mixture of mostly oleic acid-linoleic acid group of oils. The oil content of the seed ranges from 22 to 36%: 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 ... more on Wikipedia

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