What is sunflower oil? If you had to take its very definition from Wikipedia you would find this; sunflower oil is the non-volatile oil pressed from the seed of sunflower, also known by the name Helianthus annuus. Sunflower oil is commonly used in food as a frying oil, and in cosmetic formulations as an emollient. But to you and I, it’s more than that.
It’s in the pan when we fry eggs, fry a steak, deep fry fish and chips. In fact, I can’t think of any delicious food that I would not cook in sunflower oil.
But with all things that are great, there has to be actual benefits to them to warrant their constant use and promotion. So let’s take a look at some of the benefits of it.
Sunflower oil has many health benefits because it is low in saturated fat and high in two types of fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids and mono-unsaturated fatty acids. There are a few different types of sunflower oil you can choose from. It can be high in oleic acid, a mono-unsaturated fatty acid, or it can be high in linoleic acid, a polyunsaturated fatty acid, or it can be somewhere in between. A high oleic sunflower oil is more frequently sold, since it is more stable for cooking.
The mono-unsaturated fats, such as those found in high oleic sunflower oil, are good for heart health. In fact, Golden Fry Oil is approved by the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
How about its storage life, if you are like most people, buying in bulk has become more common as it is more cost effective. And with a 24 month shelf life under ideal conditions stored away from direct sunlight and heat, then it makes complete sense to stock up on your favourite cooking oil brand, Golden Fry.