Sunflower Oil; Sunflower Seed Oil
(in 14,426 products)

Potential Risk Index®:

ISCE InhaleISCE SwallowISCE ContactISCE Environment
PRI Legend


1. Emollient - Softens and soothes the skin. Prevents water (moisture) loss from the skin.
2. Essential Oils - Can be extracted mechanically by pressing, or through a solvent such as steam, alcohol or CO2
Sunflower oil is the non-volatile oil pressed from the seeds of sunflower (Helianthus annuus). Sunflower oil is commonly used in food as a frying oil, and in cosmetic formulations as an emollient.
In food preparation, refined sunflower oil is used for low-to-extremely-high-temperature cooking. As a frying oil, it behaves as a typical vegetable triglyceride. Unrefined sunflower oil is a traditional salad dressing in Eastern European cuisines. Sunflower oil is also an ingredient in sunflower butter. Methods for cooking snack foods, such as potato chips or French fries, may use sunflower oil. It can also be used as dietary supplement.

Potential Health Concerns For:

1. Hyperlipidemias (PubMed ID:17124636)

Potential Health Benefits For:

1. Stomach Diseases (PubMed ID:18209964)

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