Sunflower Oil

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  • Distillation Method: Cold Pressed
  • Country of Origin: The Netherlands
  • Plant Part: Seed
  • Latin Name: Helianthus annuus
  • Cultivation: Certified Organic

About the Oil: Sunflower seeds contain vitamins A, E and lecithin, and are also rich in minerals such as calcium, zinc, potassium, iron and phosphorus. Sunflower oil is antioxidant, nutritive and warming.

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Chemical Families
CHEMISTRY Fatty acid content:Linoleic acid ~73.5% Oleic acid ~14.2% Palmitic acid ~6.4% Stearic acid ~4.2%

Properties

Product Description

About The Plant

Helianthus, or sunflower, is a genus of plants comprising about 70 species in the family Asteraeae. The genus is one of many in the Asteraceae family that are known as sunflowers. The domesticated sunflower, H. annuus, is the most familiar species.

About The Oil

The oil from sunflower seeds resembles that of Safflower oil, to which it is related.

Of Interest

Sunflowers were prized by the South American Indians who ground the seeds of the flowers in a mortar and pestle to make meal.

Therapeutic Properties

SKIN CARE

Warms
Softens
Soothes
Conditions skin
Nourishes
Protects
Moisturizes
Protects cells from oxidation
Strengthens fingernails
Especially good for: normal skin, dry skin, rheumatoid arthritis, nails

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