The properties of cold-pressed organic sunflower seed oil are the added value of a type of oil that is not only good to eat but also a food with significant health benefits.
The cold production process ensures that its essential properties are maintained.
The beneficial properties are thus closely linked to the way the oil is extracted from the sunflower seeds. And for over three thousand years it has nurtured the health of humanity. Drizzle it on soups and salads to appreciate its full flavour and benefit from its many nutritional properties.
Here are some things to know.
- Antioxidant property of cold-pressed organic sunflower seed oil– The high vitamin E content makes the oil a natural ally in combating free radicals and preventing aging of tissue and cells and the possible onset of degenerative diseases.
- What are antioxidants? – They are elements, substances or active principles that are able to interfere with the oxidizing action of other substances and counteract the production of free radicals. Free radicals are produced by metabolic reactions and are molecules that adversely affect the health of cells by aging and damaging them.
- What is vitamin E? – Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps protect cell membranes from oxidative stress. This occurs when the organism and its antioxidant defence systems are unable to cope with the quantity of free radicals in the body because more free radicals are being produced than can be eliminated.
- Exogenous antioxidant substances – the body defends itself from the production of free radicals not only through an endogenous system but also by consuming the nutritional substances found in foods.
As this sunflower seed oil comes from the cold-pressed seeds of sunflowers that have been organically grown, all the physical and nutritional properties of the seeds are maintained and ensure that you are consuming a high quality product.