In this modern day and age there are a variety of cooking oils out there. There are so many different types such as sunflower oil, palm oil, olive oil and much more. But when it comes to sunflower oil, do you really get a pure cooking oil? Or rather how can you identify one?
Sunflower oil is a very commonly known type of oil because it has many uses. However, many people don’t really know how to choose a good quality cooking oil and sometimes just take anything that they see on the store shelf. In this article, I will take a look at the various aspects that make for a good quality sunflower oil.
Firstly, a good quality sunflower oil is triple refined once it has been extracted from the sunflower seeds. This maintains the goodness that is withdrawn from the seeds and keeps the 100% sunflower oil pure. When it is triple refined, this process ensures that anything that is not part of the oil is removed so that you are left with a clean cooking oil.
A pure cooking oil is free from mineral and extraneous organic acids. It is also unadulterated and additive free. Thus there are no unwanted and unnecessary additions to the cooking oil. This is very important for the consumer to take note of. Be sure to check the label the next time you go shopping for cooking oil. If there are strange ingredients in there that you don’t know, then it, most likely, is not pure.
Pure sunflower oil is naturally low in cholesterol, which is contrary to popular belief. It is also high in polyunsaturates and allergen free.
An important aspect of a pure vegetable oil is that is generally approved by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Be sure to check the label for the official Heart and Stroke Foundation logo. When this logo is displayed you can be certain that you are purchasing a quality food product.
Although many sunflower oil manufacturers do their best to provide the consumer with pure cooking oil, there will always be the ones that are in it just for the money and don’t take the consumer’s wellbeing into consideration. Be on the lookout for this. A good sunflower is worth taking the time to search for and finding one that is approved by the Heart and Stroke Foundation is definitely worth it. After all, your and your family’s wellbeing is your responsibility.