Prized for thousands of years throughout North and South America, as well as Europe, sunflower seeds have long been valued for their nutritional profile. Flora’s blend is a source of omegas-6 (10 grams/tbsp.) and -9 (3 grams/tbsp.), key foundational fats that our bodies must obtain through dietary sources. Flora’s unique hydro-therm technique, inspired by traditional European pressing, uses a gentle, low-temperature method, ensuring the protection of the full spectrum of essential fatty acids and the highest taste and quality.
When oil begins to smoke it starts to breakdown, the process is called thermal oxidation. The smoke indicates that carcinogens are being released into the air and free radicals are forming in the oil. Oil that begins to smoke should ideally be discarded and replaced with fresh oil for optimal health and taste. Beware of highly processed supermarket oils. They are made with a long shelf life in mind, rather than considerations of dietary health.
Know your fats!
Flora’s Sunflower Oil is a light cooking oil that lends a delicate flavor to salad dressings and mayonnaise.Warm and rich in taste, this oil is a perfect complement to most any dish. It’s great for everyday use in baked goods and soups or poured over salads and pasta. These culinary oils are unrefined and unfiltered. Given their delicate nature, they have a very low smoke point and should be used with little or no heat to truly appreciate their sublime flavor. They are best used during the last few minutes of cooking or as a final accent drizzled over a favorite dish. CAUTIONS: These unrefined oils are perishable. For optimum freshness keep them stored in the refrigerator.
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