Natural sunflower seed oil is a type of edible vegetable oil extracted from the seeds of the sunflower plant. It is one of the most commonly used cooking oils due to its mild flavor, versatility, and health benefits. The Indian name for sunflower oil is “Surajmukhi tel” or “Surajmukhi ka tel.” “Surajmukhi” translates to “sunflower” in Hindi, and “tel” means “oil.” So, sunflower oil is commonly referred to as “Surajmukhi tel” in India.
Benefits and uses Of sunflower oil:
- Shelf Stability: Sunflower oil has good shelf stability due to its natural antioxidant content.
- Light Texture: Sunflower oil has a light and smooth texture, which contributes to its ability to evenly distribute heat while cooking.
- High Smoke Point: Sunflower oil has a relatively high smoke point, typically between 440°F (225°C) and 450°F (232°C).
- Skincare and Haircare: Sunflower oil is also used in skincare and haircare products due to its emollient and moisturizing properties. It is often included in lotions, creams, soaps, and hair conditioners.