Health & Nutrition
Sunflower Oil
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Pastene Sunflower Oil,

Pastene Imported Sunflower Oil
Use The Oil Italians Use For
Cooking and Sauteing

Sunflower oil is produced from oil type sunflower seeds. The oil is light in taste and appearance and supplies more Vitamin E than any other vegetable oil. It contains monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats with low saturated fat levels. The U.S. Surgeon General reported "Eating less (saturated) fat is the most important change you can make to decrease your risk of heart disease."

Sunflower oil is the oil of choice for sauteing in Italy and a host of other countries. Chefs like the fact that the oil has a high smoke point (320° F, 160º C) and neutral flavor. Combined with the health benefits of a low fat diet makes the oil a winner in the kitchen.

Sunflower oil is high in oleic acid. The USDA reports " Oleic acid is termed a monounsaturated fatty acid. Studies have indicated, but not conclusively, that a high proportion of fat as oleic acid in moderately low-fat diets can lower serum cholesterol and the risk of coronary heart disease. "1.

Sunflower oil has been identified as a healthy oil to use for cooking, salads, and in skin care products. In the tradition of offering health conscious foods Pastene is proud to bring to you Sunflower Oil. If it's not in the Pastene section please ask. Live well, eat healthy and thanks for choosing Pastene.

Note! Medical conditions or problems should be discussed with your doctor. Good nutrition is not a substitute for medical treatments and a doctor's care.

Further Reading
The U.S. Surgeon General
American Heart Association: (The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency to help reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.)
Business Networks Study
Dlife Article on best oils to use

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