Safflower oil is oil extracted from the seeds of the safflower plant. The Safflower is a member of the sunflower family. Safflower oil is light yellow and flavorless, but is nutritionally the same as sunflower oil.
There are two types of safflower oil:
Monounsaturated safflower oil - can withstand high heat and high in oleic acid
Polyunsaturated safflower oil - goes rancid easily, and should not be exposed to heat. Perfect for salad dressings
Safflower oil should be stored out of the light so that it will not go rancid quickly.
Safflower oil is also used in painting in the place of linseed oil.
Oily liquid. Sticky when touched.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Used for frying, cooking, seasoning.
Conserving and Storing
Oil can be stored for a long time in normal room temp.
For best results, store in a cool, dark place.