Summer in a bottle! The nutty flavour of sun-ripened sunflower seeds in sunshine-yellow sunflower oil.
Organic cold-pressed plant oil.
Nothing does more than the sunflower to remind us of sunlight and summer. Just as the painter Van Gogh captured the sunflower’s appeal to the eye, the sunflower oil in the FINEST FOOD AGE OIL COLLECTION captures its appeal to the palate.
Sunflowers are solar-powered plants that have found a crafty way of making the best use of the sunlight: during the day the flower heads rotate with the sun to maximise the solar radiation they receive and thus boost their growth. When they have finished growing they are arrayed in full bloom, facing the sunrise. By facing east the flowers warm up more quickly, which attracts insects and so encourages pollination.
Each flower head contains about 2,000 florets that ripen into the sunflower seeds from which the oil is obtained. The sunflower seeds used to make the sunflower oil in the FINEST FOOD AGE OIL COLLECTION are organically grown in the Weinviertel region of Austria. They are husked After Harvesting and then very gentle processed and cold-pressed – also in the region – by a master of the oil art. The artisanal method of production ensures that the oil retains the nutritious ingredients of the sunflower seeds.
The cold-pressed sunflower oil in the FINEST FOOD AGE OIL COLLECTION actually tastes of sunflower seeds – the flavour is a world away from the neutral taste of refined sunflower oils. This sunshine-yellow oil brings the sun to the palate!
The delicately nutty oil is perfect for salads, sauces, homemade mayonnaise and cold dishes and can also be used to gently steam vegetables. It is a base oil that no kitchen should be without!
The cold-pressed sunflower oil in the FINEST FOOD AGE OIL COLLECTION is rich in vitamin E and has an unsaturated fatty acid content of more than 85 percent, more than two-thirds of it in the form of linoleic acid. This makes this unusual sunflower oil a nutritionally high-quality oil.
Sunflower oil can also be used for “oil pulling” – a method of detoxifying the body via the mucous membranes in the mouth. Used externally, sunflower oil is a skincare product that is particularly high in vitamin E.
The nutritious sunflower oil must be well protected from sunlight and air. The sunflower oil in the FINEST FOOD AGE OIL COLLECTION is therefore supplied in high-quality violet glass bottles that provide the best possible protection from light.