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…