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Organic Extra Virgin Cold-Pressed Sunflower Oil is made by single-stage pressing of organic sunflower seeds under the pressure of 25 atmospheres and subsequent oil purification by a membrane filter. Under pressure oil is heated to 40-45 C degrees just due to friction. It is important that the cold-pressed oil is produced of non-roasted or not heat-treated sunflower seeds. This oil production process is called “extra virgin”. It allows to save all the vitamins, enzymes and other sunflower seed goodness. This sunflower oil contains poly- and monounsaturated omega fatty acids in the most bio-digestible form. It is very important that extra virgin cold-pressed oil is completely free of transfats – strong oxidants and carcinogens formed at heating. It is for these reasons that we recommend to use extra virgin cold-pressed sunflower oil for seasoning dishes and cooking sauces. The quality and taste of Ecorod oil were recognised in 2013, in Warsaw, Poland, as the best organic product in Eastern Europe.

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3 Facts About Extra Virgin Cold-Pressed Sunflower Oil:

  1. Cold-pressed sunflower oil contains a huge amount of vitamin E that is an important natural antioxidant. 100 grams of oil contain more than 200% of daily adult need.

  2. Sunflower oil contains five times more polyunsaturated fatty acids compared to olive oil. Polyunsaturated fatty acids are exceptionally important for functioning of heart and the entire cardiovascular system. They help to prevent atherosclerosis, improve blood circulation, and regulate cholesterol levels.

  3. Sunflower oil has a positive effect on cardiovascular system, reduces cholesterol levels, strengthens vascular walls, prevents atherosclerosis, thrombosis, heart attacks and other heart and blood vessel diseases.

Nutrition value
Calories 899 kcal
Proteins 0 g
Fats 99,85 g
Carbohydrates 0 g
Dietary fibres 0 g
Water 0,15 g
Mono- and disaccharides 0 g
Starch 0 g
Ash 0 g
Saturated fatty acids 11 g
Unsaturated fatty acids 89 g
Oleic acid 25 g
Linoleic acid 64 g
Vitamins
Vitamin Е 75  mg
Information on product weight:
Glass 250 ml = 210 g (646.8 kcal)
Glass 200 ml = 170 g (523.6 kcal)
Tablespoonful (heaped spoon, except liquid products) = 25 g (77 kcal)
Teaspoonful (heaped spoon except liquid products) = 8 g (24.6 kcal)

Chemical composition of a product is characterized by calories, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, dietary fibres and vitamins. For organic products, these parameters significantly depend on natural factors – air temperature and precipitation during vegetational season, dry or rainy season, geographic latitude and longitude of cultivation, botanical grain varieties, and soil type.
It is impossible to foresee all the factors, so these values are average and indicative only.

 

Healthy Recipes with Sunflower Oil

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Pesto with Sunflower Seeds
Ingredients: ½ cup raw shelled sunflower seeds, 1 small garlic clove, 2 bunches chopped rucola, 1 bunch chopped green basil, ¼ cup virgin cold-pressed sunflower oil, 2 tsp honey, 1 tsp lemon zest, 1 tbsp lemon juice, salt.
Directions: Rinse sunflower seeds with cool water. Place them in a small pot, add water so that it slightly covers the seeds, and leave them overnight at room temperature. Mash the seeds, garlic, rucola salad, basil, oil, honey, zest, and lemon juice in a blender. Add salt to taste. If your sauce is too thick, then add a little water and blend the ingredients again.
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Organic Homemade Mayonnaise
Ingredients: 2 organic chicken eggs, 2 tbsp organic cider vinegar, ½ tsp mustard powder, ½ tsp salt, 400 g organic sunflower oil.
Directions: Mix eggs, cider vinegar, mustard, and salt with a mixer. Add oil slowly, by pouring in a thin stream, while mixing. Mix until a thick mayonnaise is formed. If a sauce is not thick enough, then add a little more oil and mix until the required consistency is reached. The homemade mayonnaise placed in an airtight container may be kept in a refrigerator up to two weeks.