· Virgin ·
Our Safflower Oil Virgin is first cold pressed from the seeds of the Safflower. The German byname of the plant translates as “dyer’s thistle”. It indeed has already in ancient Egypt been mainly used for the purpose of dyeing, but during the same era also for the production of oil and ointments. A reason for the latter might be that, in comparison to all other known vegetable oils, safflower oil boasts the highest proportions of essential fatty acid omega-6 (linoleic acid), and is above that rich in vitamin E. This makes the mild oil the ideal companion for your everyday wholefood diet.
Through its subtle aroma, virgin safflower oil cleverly accentuates the taste characteristics of your dishes. It is particularly good with lettuce, sprouts, artichokes, and pumpkin.
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 values per 100 ml / 3.38 fl oz
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Contains an average of 100 ml: alpha-linoleic acid (omega 6): 71 g
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.