Recently, health and safety issues have become even more important. So healthy diet becomes an increasingly important trend.

Sunflower seeds contain from 33% to 57% oil,  and the oil from these seeds is naturally rich in polyunsaturated fats (Omega 6) and Vitamin E, which are an important part of healthy and balanced diet.

All sunflower oil:

  • Is a natural source of essential fatty acids Omega 6, which our body cannot produce on its own:
    • Essential fatty acid Оmega 6 (linoleic acid (LA) is needed for normal growth and development of children, the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 10 g of linoleic acid (LA)
    • Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids are unsaturated fats). High cholesterol level is a risk factor for development coronary heart disease.

 

  • Is natural source of Vitamin E, which helps protect cells against oxidative damage

Polyunsaturated fatty acids Omega 6 and Vitamin E content of sunflower oil:

Оmega 6 (polyunsaturated fatty acids), % per 100 g fatty acidsVitamin Е, mg/kg
Sunflower oil48,3% – 74 %440-1520 mg/kg

 Source: Codex Standard for Named Vegetable Oils

Reference daily intake of polyunsaturated fats Оmega 6 and Vitamin Е of an average adult (8400 kJ/2000 kcal):

  • Оmegа 6 – 10 g
  • Vitamin Е – 12 mg

Thus, sunflower oil, including refined sunflower oil TM «Oleina Traditional» is an important natural source of polyunsaturated fats Omega 6 and Vitamin E and is a part of healthy and balanced diet.

 

Nutritional value of refined deodorized winterized sunflower oil mark «P» TM «Oleina Traditional»:

NUTRITION VALUE:PER 100 g:PER TABLE SPOON 10 g:
Energy value3700 kJ/900 kcal370 kJ/90 kcal
Fats, of which:99,9 g9,99 g
  -saturates11 g1,1 g
  -monounsaturates29 g2,9 g
  -polyunsaturates (Оmega 6)60 g6 g (60%)*
Carbohydrates, of which:0 g0 g
  -sugar0 g0 g
Proteins0 g0 g
Salt0 g0 g
Vitamin Е60 mg6 mg (50%)*

*Reference intake of an average adult (8400 kJ/2000 kcal)