Cold Pressed Organic Sunflower Oil
Nutritional value of sunflower oils
Satuarated fat 21.3 g
Mono saturated fat 182 g
Polysaturated fat 8.3 g
Omega-3-fatty acid 419 mg
Omega-6-fatty acid 7860 mg
Vitamin E ( alpha tocopherol ) 89.5 mg
Vitamin K 11.8 mcg
Calories per 100 grams 884 calories
1 cup ( 218 g ) of Sunflower oil serves 1927 calories of energy
These nutritions are present only in cold-pressed sunflower oil , and all the heat processed sunflower oils available in the market are striffed of these nutritions during refining process like degumming , neutralization , decolouration and deodoration processes in the big processing plant. Hence consumption of heat processed oil do not provide any benefits mentioned below , rather are detrimental to our body because of the harmful chemicals it contains during extraction and refining processes.
Cardivalscular security : low in saturated fats and high in monounsaturated and polysaturated fats along with vitamin E , omega-3-oil and omega-6-oil makes it one of the healthiest oils for consumption and for cardiovascular security. High oleic sunflower oil contains 80 % or more monosaturated fats .It is rich in phytochemicals like choline and phenolic acid , which boosts the energy and also reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases and chance of heart attack.
Security from colon cancer and other cancer : the cold pressed sunflower oil contains more Vitamin E than any other cooking oil, which has a group of compounds known as tocopherols, is a powerful antioxidant that eliminate free radicals before they can mutate healthy cells into cancerous cells, thus it provides protection against colon cancer, uterine, lung and skin cancers.
Retardation of premature signs of age and better skin care : antioxidant properties of vitamin E naturally found in cold pressed sunflower oil neutralizes free radicals keeping them from damaging or destroying healthy cells. Cells and prevent premature appearance of wrinkles and fines lines . Its high viscosity helps it penetrate deep into the skin and nourishes it from within , hence improves the skin health and gives a natural glow to your skin, and is the major reason why sunflower oil is commonly used in cosmetic applications.
Lowers the cholesterol level in blood : ( as public in American Journal of Clinical Nutruition ) cold pressed sunflower oil is rich in monosaturated and polysaturated fats and maintains an ideal LDL / HDL ( good cholesterol ) ratio in the blood , thus avoiding the risk factors of increased LDL ( bad cholesterol) level and its consequences like thickening of arteries leading to Atherosclerosis , which can clog arteries , raise blood pressure , and increase your chances of suffering a heart attack or a stroke. Cold pressed sunflower oil also contains a substantial amount of linoleic acid ( an omega – 6 fatty acid ) and also lecithin which helps in lowering of cholesterol level..
Boosts energy : abundance of unsaturated fats present in cold pressed sunflower oil keeps you feel energized, however the increased amount of saturated fats found in other oils can make you feel sluggish.
Boosts immune system : the antioxidant properties of vitamin enhances your immune system
Prevents Asthma and Rheumatoid arthritis : cold pressed sunflower oil is confirmed to have correlation with the lower severity of asthma attacks and rheumatoid arthritis because of its anti-inflammatory qualities , which are derived from its vitamin content as well as beneficial fatty acids it contains, as confirmed by Dr. Michael James of the University of Adelaide in his study published in The Most cooking oils available in the market are heat processed , nutrition stripped , and pesticide laden . How ?? let’s see its industrial method of processing before it comes to the market !
All the Industrial production of cooking oils undergoes through two main processes : the extraction and refining process.
– During extraction process, the seeds are crushed and pressed at very high temperature and them processed with hexane. Note that hexane is a chemical produced by the refining of crude petroleum oil . Chronic intoxication from hexane has been observed in workers in the shoe manufacturing, furniture restoration and automobile construction industries where hexane is used as a glue. In 2001, the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency issued regulations on the control of emissions of hexane gas due to its potential carcinogenic properties and environmental concerns.
– Refining involves mainly three processes : Water degumming, Neutralization , Bleaching , Deodorization.
-Degumming process removes the lecithins – which helps to emulsify fats, making sure they are easily digested, and helps in lowering of cholesterol level.
– During neutralization, all the natural monosaturated and polysaturated fatty acids , phospholipids , pigments and waxes are removed by the use of various poisonous inorganic chemicals leaving a light-colored, less viscous refined oil.
– During bleaching all the vital natural antioxidants , nutrients like carotenoid pigments, chlorophyll etc., are removed from the oil by using various inorganic harmful bleaching chemicals. Chlorophyll – fertilizes the gut with pre-biotic support for the proliferation of beneficial bacteria , and is the rich source of magnesium , which is essential for the wellbeing of heart, muscles and blood sugar function. Vitamin E or Tocopherols is a powerful antioxidant that eliminate free radicals before they can mutate healthy cells into cancerous cells, and provides protection against colon cancer, uterine, lung and skin cancers.
– Deodorization step involves the use of extremely high temperature ( 500 0 or more) to remove volatile natural ingredients , leaving it without natural odour and taste.
Thus , the process of making refined oils available in our market is a highly intensive mechanical and chemical process. They arealso called RBD oils- Refined, Bleached and Deodorised. During refining , a number of valuable natural ingredients are removed , and various high in inflammatory fatty acids , hexane and other by-products of oil processing ( e.g. aldehydes) are added due to use of extreme heat and varous toxic chemicals . Consuming these oils can increase body inflammation , elevate blood triglycerides, and worsen an impaired insulin response, and has been linked to diabetis, cancer and heart diseases in multiple studies.