· Virgin ·
500 ml 1 L 3 L
At BIO PLANÈTE, Sunflower Oil has a very special tradition: It is the very first oil founder Franz J. Moog has produced in 1984.
Our virgin, cold-pressed Sunflower Oil is an integral part of a balanced everyday cuisine. In the context of a varied, balanced diet and healthy lifestyle, it contributes as a vitamin E source to the protection of body cells from oxidative stress. Furthermore, the oil is valued for its high content of unsaturated fatty acids, for example essential linoleic acid.
Recipe ideas and use of Virgin Sunflower Oil
Sunflower Oil is easily digestible, yet remarkably versatile: it is most beneficial in its natural state, for instance with salads or raw vegetables and fruits. Its taste of nuts and seeds improves dressings, dips, and sauces.
Our Classic Sunflower Oil Virgin is also available in the convenient, eco-friendly, and economical 3 L »Oil in Box«. This economy pack is ideal for heavy usage at home, in the gastronomy business, and for canteen kitchens. Within the »Oil in Box« container, the oil is preserved longer after opening. In addition, the small tap enables a drop-free and precise pouring.
Product of organic farming
** For this product, the raw materials may in some cases originate from other countries. This especially holds true in cases of crop shortfall, or when batches of raw goods do not meet our quality requirements. In any event, the raw material are being tested by BIO PLANÈTE and are in 100% compliance with our strict organic quality requirements. The respective origin is always noted on the product label.
Average nutritional analysis for 100 ml
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What does cold pressing mean?
"Cold pressing" assumes that no external heat is added. When we cold-press oils, the temperature is monitored and we ensure that no high temperatures are reached. We can therefore guarantee that the quality of the oil is not impaired.
Where does the vitamin E come from? Was it added to the oils artificially?
Vitamin E occurs naturally in cold-pressed cooking oils because the plants make this vitamin and, due to its chemical properties, it passes to the cooking oil during cold pressing. Incidentally, the following are especially high in vitamin E: natural Sunflower Oil, natural Safflower Oil and natural or roasted Almond Oil.
What does "virgin" mean in the context of oils?
A virgin oil is a cooking oil which is obtained exclusively using mechanical processes without preheating the raw materials. It is not subjected to chemical or thermal treatment or to any other refinement process and thus preserves its authentic, natural taste and the essential components of the raw material. This also makes it suitable for eating raw.
What conditions and standards are behind the organic seal on our oils?
An organic seal is a quality and test seal with which products from organic farming are marked. In 2010, a binding new organic seal was introduced throughout the EU, also known as the EU organic logo, which identifies food from organic farming (a star-shaped leaf on a green background).
This seal replaced the German state organic seal (green hexagon with "BIO" lettering), which had existed since 2001, with the same standards in terms of content. Due to the high degree of popularity of its predecessor, both seals are still often used today.
The use of this certification is strictly regulated by the publisher and is subject to ecological requirements. Compliance with the criteria by producers is ensured by a documentation obligation as well as regular sampling and examination of product samples. Compliance with the regulations is monitored in Europe by the responsible Eco-Control bodies.
Foods labelled with the organic seal must, among other things:
• Not be produced by or with/from genetically modified organisms
• Not to be produced with the use of synthetic pesticides
• Contain no more than 5% conventionally produced components (in exceptional cases, if ingredients are not available in ecological quality, in accordance with Annex VO)
• not contain sweeteners and stabilisers as well as synthetic colourants, preservatives and flavour enhancers
• not result from monotonous crop rotations (two-, three- and four-field farming)
• and much more: more information on the EU Organic Label