Safflower (Kardi) Oil:
This has the highest levels of Linoleic acid, an omega-6-polyunsaturated fatty acid, which is wellknown for reducing cholesterol levels.Safflower oil is a colourless and flavourless edible vegetable oil extracted from the seeds of thesafflower. It has a light texture, non-greasy feel, easily absorbed, and is nutritionally similar tosunflower oil. It has a long shelf life when stored in a cool dark place away from light and heat due tothe presence of very high amount of vitamin E naturally, about 34%.
Safflower oil is low in saturated fats and very high in unsaturated fats.
Essential fatty acids are the precursors of prostaglandins, which are hormone like substances thathave a variety of functions like contraction and relaxation of smooth muscles, control of bloodpressure, inflammatory response, etc. in humans and animals.
Good source of cis-linoleic acid, the omega-6 fatty acid in safflower oil is responsible forprostaglandin production.
Cis-linoleic acid is also responsible for burning the brown fat in the body for heat rather thanstoring as white fat. Thus, safflower also aids in weight loss and its maintenance.
5. Has a very high content of vitamin E, about 34%, which is an antioxidant that fights againstfree radicals and preserves the integrity of cell membranes and reduces the risk of heartdiseases, cancers and other degenerative diseases.
Nutritional Information per Serving:
100 g of Safflower oil, oleic acid 70%
% Daily Requirements
Calories from fat
Linoleic acid (Ω