Sunflower Oil High Oleic
The search for the near perfect cooking and salad oil resulted in sunflower seeds that are so enhanced that they are actually patented. High Oleic Sunflower Oil is produced from these selectively bred sunflower seeds which took tens of millions of dollars and more than a decade to develop. After years of selective breeding, the sunflower seeds were improved to produce an oil with a high level of monosaturates (80%), (even higher than Olive Oil) and a refined bouquet! Unlike ordinary oils, which contain relatively high levels of undesireable polyunsaturates, High Oleic Sunflower Oil is a high monosaturated oil with low levels of both saturated and polyunsaturated fats. Traditional (polyunsaturated) linoleic acid sunflower oil has been a popular vegetable oil for many years and currently ranks fourth in world production among all vegetable oils. Major areas producing oil-type sunflower include Australia, Argentina, India, South Africa, Turkey, most of southern and eastern Europe, The Commonwealth of Independent States (former Soviet Union) and The United States of America. The success of the crop is a statement of the plant's adaptability to different soil profiles and climates, as well as its ability to survive on relatively modest water supplies.