Sunflower oil is a healthy edible oil known for its high content of linoleic acid. According to Professor Cao Wanxin of Xi’an Research Institute of Oil Research and Design of the National Grain Reserve Bureau, in the 21st century, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease, stroke, cerebral thrombosis, arteriosclerosis, hypertension and other diseases have increased, and long-term consumption of suitable oil products can There is a big improvement in the above symptoms. Sunflower oil is an excellent type of healthy oil. Sunflower oil has become the oil of choice for consumers and chefs. The world’s consumption of sunflower oil ranks third among all vegetable oils.
Sunflower oil contains a variety of beneficial substances for humans such as sterols, vitamins, linoleic acid, etc. Among them, natural vitamin E content is the highest in all major vegetable oils; and linoleic acid content can reach about 70%. Sunflower oil can lower serum cholesterol levels, lower triglyceride levels, and lower blood pressure. Moreover, sunflower oil is light and transparent, and can preserve the flavor of natural food when cooking. Its smoke point is also high, which can eliminate the harm of oil smoke to the human body.
The refined sunflower oil is bright yellow or blue-yellow, with a fragrant smell and pure taste. The composition of fatty acids in sunflower oil is affected by climatic conditions. The sunflower oil produced in cold regions contains about 15% oleic acid and about 70% linoleic acid. The sunflower oil produced in warm regions contains about 65% oleic acid and linoleic acid 20 %about. The human digestibility of sunflower oil is 96.5%. It is rich in linoleic acid, which has a significant effect on lowering cholesterol, preventing hardening of the arteries and preventing coronary heart disease. In addition, the most physiologically active a tocopherol in sunflower oil is higher than normal vegetable oil. Moreover, the ratio of linoleic acid content to vitamin E content is relatively balanced, which is convenient for human body to absorb and utilize. Therefore, sunflower oil is an excellent edible oil with high nutritional value and good for human health.
90% of sunflower oil is unsaturated fatty acid, of which linoleic acid accounts for about 66%. It also contains vitamin E, phytosterols, phospholipids, carotene and other nutrients.
Sunflower oil also contains more vitamin E, which contains about 100-120 mg per 100 grams. It has a good function of delaying the aging of the human body cells and maintaining youthfulness. Regular consumption can play a role in strengthening the body and prolonging life.
Sunflower oil also contains more vitamin B3, which is effective in treating mental illness such as neurasthenia and depression. It contains a certain amount of protein and inorganic substances such as potassium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, etc., which are effective for the treatment of diabetes and iron deficiency anemia, and are of great significance for promoting the healthy growth of bones and teeth of adolescents. It contains linoleic acid, which is an essential fatty acid, which helps the body’s development and physiological regulation, and also has a positive effect on preventing dry skin and scaling.
The linoleic acid contained in sunflower oil is an essential fatty acid. It constitutes the basic component of various cells and has the functions of regulating metabolism, maintaining blood pressure balance, and lowering blood cholesterol.
Sunflower oil contains traces of plant alcohols and phospholipids, which prevent elevated serum cholesterol.
Sunflower oil is rich in carotene, which is more than peanut oil, sesame oil and soybean oil. Therefore, it can lower the concentration of serum cholesterol, prevent the occurrence of arteriosclerosis and vascular disease, and is very suitable for patients with hypertension and middle-aged and elderly people.
Sunflower oil also contains nutrients such as glucose and sucrose, and its calorific value is higher than soybean oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, corn oil, etc., which can produce 9.499 calories per gram. Its melting point is also low, suitable for absorption by the human body, the absorption rate can reach more than 98%. In addition, it is slightly heated and has a strong aroma. It is the best edible oil in addition to sesame oil.
Because sunflower oil is rich in nutrients and has many health functions for the human body, it is known as “advanced nutrient oil” and has been popular in the international market in recent years.