Healthy Food Database

Sunflower Oil
Sunflower oil is a popular vegetable oil. Australia, Argentina, India, South Africa, Turkey, southern and eastern Europe, Russia and the US all produce the oil. It is a relatively stable monounsaturated oil with a bland flavour. If cooking with sunflower oil, care should be taken to avoid the oil smoking.

Note: although low in salicylates, some sunflower oils may have added preservatives that mimic salicylate reactions.
Category: Oils and Fats
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Available from health food stores and supermarkets. Best bought in dark glass bottles to protect the oil from heat and sunlight.
To Store:
Always store sunflower oil in a cool, dry place to protect it from oxidising. Use oil well within the expiry date.
Tips & Tricks:
Cooking Tips:
Use sunflower oil in salads, desserts, baking and dishes where you don't want the flavour of oil to influence the taste of the dish.

Nutrition per 1 Tablespoon:

Energy (kJ):
Protein (g):
Saturated Fat, g :
Omega 6 (g):
Carbohydrates, g:
Fat (g):
Monosaturated Fat , g:
Vitamin E:
Safe/negligible amount

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

High Blood Cholesterol
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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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