SUNFLOWER OIL FACTS

DIFFERENT TYPES OF SUNFLOWER OIL There are four types of sunflower oil, all of which are made from sunflower seeds that are bred to produce different fatty acid compositions. These include high linoleic (68% linoleic acid), mid-oleic (NuSun, 65% oleic acid), high oleic (82% oleic acid), and high stearic/high oleic (Nutrisun, 72% oleic acid, 18%…

HOW IS SUNFLOWER OIL EXTRACTED?

Sunflower oil production has the following manufacturing processes: cleaning of the seeds, grinding of the seeds, pressing and extraction of crude oil from these seeds and then further refining the oil obtained before packaging. A volatile hydrocarbon like hexane is used as a solvent to extract the oil. Cleaning De-hulling Grinding Pressing Solvent extraction Refining…

TIPS TO HARVEST SUNFLOWERS

One of the pleasures of watching Sunflowers following the summer sun is anticipating harvesting sunflower seeds in the fall. If you have done your homework and planted a sunflower variety with large, full heads, you’re in for a treat, but beware; you won’t be the only one harvesting sunflower seeds. Sunflower harvesting is a favourite…

APPLAUSE FOR OUR SA FARMERS

The Lockdown period has led to a newfound respect for our local food producers. Bacon, eggs, milk, fruit, juice, sandwiches, steak, salad, braaied mielies. We take the ready availability of such food for granted. We have been assured of uninterrupted supply during the lockdown period aimed at halting the spread of coronavirus in South Africa.…

VALUE OF FEEDS FOR HORSES

Soybean meal is the most widely used protein supplement in horse feeding with excellent results. Soybean meal is an excellent source of protein, especially for the young growing horse. It contains the highest level of lysine of the plant protein concentrates used in horse feeding. It is even higher in lysine than dried skim milk, which itself is…

MEET OUR TEAM

Grainvest Group consists out of a large number of dynamic individuals. Each of them equally valued for their handwork and drive. Starting of our “Meet our team” series is CJ de Villiers. Here is a quick Q & A with CJ to help you know him better: Q: How long have you been working for…

Soybean nutritional facts

SOYBEAN- NUTRITION FACTS

This article tells you everything you need to know about soybeans. Soybeans are among the best sources of plant-based protein. The protein content of soybeans is 36–56% of the dry weight. One cup (172 grams) of boiled soybeans boasts around 29 grams of protein. The main types of protein in soybeans are glycinin and conglycinin,…