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  1. sunflower oil, sunflower-seed oilnoun

    oil from sunflower seeds


  1. sunflower oilnoun

    A vegetable oil, pressed from sunflower seeds, and used in cooking.


  1. Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is the non-volatile oil pressed from the seeds of sunflower (Helianthus annuus). Sunflower oil is commonly used in food as a frying oil, and in cosmetic formulations as an emollient. The world's total production of sunflower oil in 2014 was nearly 16 million tonnes, with Ukraine and Russia as the largest producers.Sunflower oil is a mixture mainly of the polyunsaturated fat, linoleic acid (59% of total), and the monounsaturated fat, oleic acid (30% of total). In sunflower oil plant breeding and manufacturing, four types of processed oil containing different amounts of the major fatty acids are produced. The expressed oil has light amber color with a mild flavor. The oil contains a rich content of vitamin E. As of 2017, genome analysis and development of hybrid sunflowers to increase oil production are under development to meet greater consumer demand for sunflower oil and its commercial varieties.


  1. sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is a non-volatile oil that is extracted from sunflower seeds. It is commonly used in food as a frying oil and in cosmetic formulations as an emollient. The oil is rich in vitamin E, monounsaturated fats and is low in saturated fat, which contributes to its health benefits, including reducing heart disease and boosting skin health. It is light in taste and appearance, and is known for its high smoke point, making it suitable for high-heat cooking methods.


  1. Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is the non-volatile oil compressed from sunflower seeds. Sunflower oil is commonly used in food as a frying oil, and in cosmetic formulations as an emollient. Sunflower oil was first industrially produced in 1835 in the Russian Empire. The world's largest sunflower oil producers now are Ukraine and Russia. Sunflower oil is a monounsaturated /polyunsaturated mixture of mostly oleic acid-linoleic acid group of oils. The oil content of the seed ranges from 22 to 36%: the kernel contains 45–55% oil. The expressed oil is of light amber color with a mild and pleasant flavor; refined oil is pale yellow. Refining losses are low and the oil has good keeping qualities with light tendency for flavor reversion. The oil contains appreciable quantities of vitamins A, D, and E, sterols, squalene, and other aliphatic hydrocarbons, terpene and methyl ketones.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sunflower oil in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sunflower oil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of sunflower oil in a Sentence

  1. Julia Zumpano:

    If you don’t like olive oil, use walnut oil, i think peanut oil is fine, I think sunflower oil is fine – any of your polyunsaturated fatty acids.

  2. Jay Cowin:

    Sunflower oil is unhealthy because it also contains high levels of Omega-6 fatty acids, these fatty acids can cause inflammation in the body, which can lead to health problems such as heart disease and cancer.

  3. Patrick Penfield:

    Russia and Ukraine account for 30% of global wheat sales, 80% of sunflower oil, and 20% of global corn sales, the global wheat harvest in 2021 was the smallest harvest since 2002 which would cause prices to go up. In addition to the food commodities produced by both countries, Russia is the second-largest oil producer in the world and Ukraine supplies 70% of the Neon gas used in microprocessor chip production.

  4. Jay Cowin:

    Another reason why sunflower oil can be unhealthy is that it produces higher levels of aldehyde [per 2017 research in the Journal of Hazardous Materials], as compared to other plant-based cooking oils, when exposed to heat. Aldehydes are actually toxic substances that can make someone vulnerable to multiple health risks.

  5. Wandile Sihlobo:

    In the short term, between now and three months, the conflict will affect food supply primarily from a pricing perspective, as net importers of products like wheat, which influences bread and cereals, sunflower oil and maize, African countries are fairly exposed on some of these supplies that are coming out of Russia and Ukraine. There will be challenges if the war continues for more than three months — because ordinarily, countries usually keep stock of supplies for three to five months.

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