Cold pressed, unrefined
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is one of the first plants cultivated in the Americas. It was produced by Mexican and Peruvian Indians more than 5000 years ago. Ever since, the sunflower has become an important arable crop and spread in other countries as cultivated plant. Sunflower seeds can be used raw, fried, ground and in the form of an oil.
The oil is a cold pressed, unrefined product obtained by mechanical extraction from shelled raw seeds of organic sunflower. It is rich in carotenoids, vitamins E, A and D and omega 6 and 9. It was listed among the 20 foods containing anti-cancer compounds and it has a reputation of superfood. Aside from the widely recognized vitamin E, it also contains other vitamins, such as B vitamins, beta carotene, D6, as well as minerals magnesium, copper, zinc, selenium, manganese, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium and iron. Its protein content accounts for more than 20 percent, prevailingly the essential amino acids that are indispensible to our body, considering that our body cannot produce them alone. Half of the fats it contains are polyunsaturated fatty acids, chiefly the linoleic acid (a precursor of omega 6 fatty acids that help reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood). Our body is not able to synthetize these polyunsaturated fatty acids, which is why they are considered to be essential. This oil also contains oleic, omega-9 monounsaturated acid, being one of the key components of olive oil. It also contains phytosterolsthat help reduce the cholesterol level.Otherimportant elements are the fibres.In addition, notable antioxidants obtained from sunflower are vitamin E and selenium.
In contrast to the industrially processed oil that has to pass at least 6 stages of refining, the cold-pressed oil has a pleasant smell and a taste of a raw food and does not have to undergo any of the refining stages.
Because organic food is produced from raw food cultivated WITHOUT chemical substances or fertilizers on the land FREE from air pollutants.
Why cold press?
Cold-pressed oil is obtained by mechanical pressing of seeds. The obtained oil fully retains all nutrients, especially essential fatty acids in which the seeds are naturally rich.
Manifold beneficiary effects of sunflower oil include:
· beneficial effect on cardiovascular system
· lowering cholesterol
· regulating high blood pressure
· it boosts immunity
· it is used in skin and hair care
Ingredients: 100% organic sunflower seed oil
Application: Sunflower oil has a mild flavour and therefore it has a wide culinary use. It may be used for frying, cooking, insalads and for detoxification by swishing the oil in the mouth.