Our Non GMO preference as a tasty oil ingredient, the safflower is a tall plant with spiked leaves and yellow or orange flowers. The flowers were used as a dye for clothing in ancient Egypt, and garlands of it were found in King Tut’s tomb, making it too an Ancient Grain! We have chosen it also with its chemical free, expeller pressed extraction that fits our requirements fopr inclusions within our exclusive recipes.
Safflower oil comes from the plant’s seeds. Two varieties are available: high-oleic and high-linoleic. High-oleic safflower oil contains monounsaturated fats, while high-linoleic safflower oil contains polyunsaturated fats. Polyunsaturated safflower oil is good for unheated foods and monounsaturated safflower oil is good for high-heat cooking in our doughnuts, making it a good substitute for olive oil when cooking.
Is It Good for You?
Safflower oil has three qualities that make it a good ingredient for healthy eating: it’s an unsaturated fat, it has little taste, and it can be heated to higher temperatures than many other less healthy cooking oils.
While research is still in its early stages, safflower oil shows a lot of potential when it comes to health benefits. Its healthy fatty acid content may be able to help with cholesterol.
Health Benefits of Safflower Oil:
Although there is no consensus among doctors and tests are on-going, safflower oil has been shown to alleviate the symptoms of coronary heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure and arteriosclerosis. Although none of these claims have been proven, many people have shown that there are significant benefits to using safflower oil for health benefits.
Safflower oil also contains a high amount of Vitamin E which reduces respiratory problems, helps blood circulation, and strengthens the immune system. The high concentration of Vitamin E also helps the body eliminate free radicals in the body, lowering the risk of heart disease and cancer. It is great for cooking as the nutritional value is not lost even when heated to a high temperature-such as deep frying.
Safflower oil is high in unsaturated fats and low in saturated fats making it a great choice to keep your heart healthy. It also contains Omega-6 fatty acids which help the body burn fat. These fatty acids also build prostaglandins which help control muscle contractions, balance blood pressure, and help the immune system. Other oils that contain omega-6 fatty acids: macadamia oil, flaxseed oil and emu oil.
Safflower oil, when rubbed into the roots of your hair, has been shown to improve the hair quality and also giving the hair a lustrous sheen. It’s also been shown that it can moisturize skin giving it a healthy glow.
The oil is also added to a number of bath and body products as it helps smooth and moisturize skin. When applied directly to the skin, it can also reduce the visibility of lines and wrinkles, reduce eczema, and reduce inflammation and redness.
Nutritional Information of Safflower Oil:
There are also a number of other benefits of using safflower oil including dietary needs and overall well-being. One cup of safflower oil has 74.3 milligrams of Vitamin E which is essential to your diet. While you wouldn’t take it in that quantity, it shows that safflower oil can be used as part of a balanced diet and to promote well-being.
Safflower oils are shown to contain less saturated fat when compared to other cooking oils. Safflower Oil also does not contain any cholesterol which makes it part of a healthy diet.