Safflower Oil


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.


Translations: Saflora eļļa, Dygminų aliejus, Şofrănel Oil, Safflower nafte, Dầu rum, Olej z krokosza barwierskiego, Saffloerolie, कुसुम का तेल, Óleo de Cártamo, Сафлоровое масло, Κνήκου, القرطم النفط, 잇 오일, Světlicový olej, Уље шафранике, 红花油, Oli de Safrà, Žafranike, Saflorový olej, Olio di cartamo, שמן חריע, Safflorolja, Minyak safflower, ベニバナ油, L'huile de carthame, Distelöl, Saflorolie, Aceite de Azafrán, Сафлорова олія, Safloriöljy, Шафраново масло

Physical Description

Oily liquid. Sticky when touched.

Colors: Mild yellow

Tasting Notes

Flavors: Flavorless
Mouthfeel: Oily

Selecting and Buying

Seasonality: january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, opctober, november, december
Choosing: Any brand oil from the store.
Buying: You can buy it any grocery store

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.



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