Benefits of Sunflower Oil
Sunflower oil contains Omega 6, Omega 9 fatty acids and A, D, E and K vitamins.
• Protects the immune system. It is protective against cardiovascular diseases.
• Regulates blood pressure, blood circulation and cholesterol.
• Reduces the need for insulin in patients with diabetes.
• Strengthens the liver.
• Necessary for the development of the brain and healthy growth of children.
• Reduces the risk of cataract and Alzheimer’s disease.
• Keeps the skin young by protecting its moisture.
• USE: Can be used cold or hot. Fine flavors are available when used in frying and cooking. As a natural moisturizer it can be applied to the skin by massage.
• WARNING: Information on the benefits of the product is based on scientific research findings. It is only supportive and advisory. Do not use it as medication for treatment.
Characteristics and History of Sunflower and Sunflower Oil
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus), one of the largest flowering plants of daisy family (Asteraceae), is an agricultural crop grown for its seeds and oil. The homeland of the sunflower is the American continent. The general idea is that sunflower appeared in Peru and Mexico. While sunflower is a wild plant growing in South and North America, it is being planted by American Indians as an agricultural product. The sunflower plant, which can be cultivated in different climate and soil types, was planted in Spain and Europe with the discovery of the American continent. In the 16th century, it was used as an ornamental plant and for medical purposes in Western Europe. Sunflower; since the seeds are rich in protein and fat, is first grown for oil production in England. Sunflower oil dates back to very ancient times. The Aztecs believed that sunflower oil had aphrodisiac properties and used it in marriage nights and skin care. Today, since it is a lighter and healthier oil compared to animal fat, interest in sunflower oil has increased and it has been used in all world cuisines. The oil, which is produced mostly for cooking, is also used in cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry.
Scientific Writing and Articles on the Benefits of Sunflower Oil in English:
“Journal of the American Dietetic Association”; A Diet Rich in High-Oleic-Acid Sunflower Oil Favorably Alters Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol, Triglycerides, and Factor VII Coagulant Activity; Allman-Farinelli M.A., Gomes K., Favaloro E.J., Petocz R.; July 2005
“Three Main Sunflower Oils Offer Health Benefits”
“Positives of Sunflower Oils”
Sunflower Oil May Help Reduce Nosocomial Infections in Preterm Infants
Health Benefits of Sunflower Oil
The Amazing Kernel – A Powerhouse of Benefits
Sunflower Seeds and Cholesterol Reduction
Sunflower Seeds Deliver A “Winning Team” of Nutrients
The Benefits of Sunflower Oil On Hair
NuSun SunFlower Oil: Redirection of an Industry
Kleingartner, L.W. 2002. NuSun sunflower oil: Redirection of an industry. p. 135–138. In: J. Janick and A. Whipkey (eds.), Trends in new crops and new uses. ASHS Press, Alexandria, VA
Scientific Writing and Articles on the Benefits of Sunflower Oil in Turkish:
Research on the Production of Frankfurter Type Sausages with Sunflower Oil
Nutrition in Cardiovascular Diseases