Hi-Oleic Sunflower Oil
Our Hi-Oleic Sunflower Oil makes it into Cocavo’s range of super-oils because of it’s nutritional benefits as it is packed with healthy Oleic Acid, also known as Omega 9 – an essential fatty acid with proven health benefits.
Not to be confused with the cheap Sunflower Oils you see on supermarket shelves at low prices, Hi-Oleic Sunflower Oil is an Omega 9 powerhouse. For more information on Hi-Oleic Sunflower Oil, read the article on our FAQ’s page.
The cheaper sunflower oils are lower in Oleic Acid, but a lot higher in Linoleic Acid, also known as Omega 6. While Omega 6 is an essential fatty acid necessary for optimal health, consuming too much of it can have negative health effects.
Hi-Oleic Sunflower Oil comes from the seeds of sunflowers that have been especially bred (not genetically modified) to have high levels of Oleic Acid.
Another benefit of using High Oleic Sunflower Oil is for the Vitamin E found in this oil.
High Oleic Sunflower Oil is very high in oleic (monounsaturated) acid. High Oleic Sunflower Oil is usually defined as having a minimum 80 percent oleic acid.
Hi-Oleic Sunflower Oil has a neutral taste and provides excellent stability without hydrogenation.
Some studies suggest that consuming high oleic sunflower oil, especially in place of saturated fats, may help reduce your risk of heart disease by lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol and raising HDL (good) cholesterol.