Kricklewood Farm Cold Pressed Sunflower Oil is a good choice on many levels:

Locally Farmed Using Natural Methods: Our Sunflowers are grown on our farm in Frankville in eastern Ontario without the use of fertilizers or pesticides.   We use mechanical weeding methods including ‘tine weeding’ and ‘row crop cultivating’ to encourage growth of the Sunflowers.  The seed is harvested and cleaned before pressing.

Locally Produced:  Our Sunflower Oil is produced close to our farm using the Cold Press method of oil production. The seed enters the press hopper shell and all and the oil is squeezed out using a screw which turns and creates pressure.   The oil settles and is filtered then bottled.

Dietary Benefits:  Our Sunflower Oil is a ‘high oleic’ oil which means it is high in monounsaturated fats (the good fats) and low in saturated fats (the bad fats) and contains no trans fats (the very bad fats).  It is also rich in Vitamin E and and a source of Vitamins B1 and B5.

Skin Care Benefits: Our Sunflower Oil is high in Vitamin E and is readily absorbed through the skin and can be used as a skin moisturizer and conditioner.

It Tastes like Sunshine!  Our Sunflower Oil has a light, nutty flavour which enhances the natural flavour of your favourite dishes.

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Why Sunflower Oil

  1. Alicia

    just looking into possibly growing sunflowers and pressing oil for our own use. we are in southern bc. and am just looking for some info on the process and what not. If you could offer some advice and/or know of any good literature on growing sunflowers for oil that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
    Alicia

  2. Dale Horeczy Post author

    Hi Alicia,

    Thanks for your email – I’d have to start off by saying we’ve only been doing the oil for about a year so not really experts but if you are able to pick up a copy of Small Farm Canada there is an article in the March/April 2014 issue about our operation along with some links to Sunflower Associations. We’re very low tech, small scale so things we do aren’t always the most efficient. Without having a lot of equipment, the most important thing is to have farmers who can do the planting for you (used a corn planter) and the harvesting (used a combine with a corn head) in order to get the seed. Hope the article helps, let us know if you need any more info. Best regards, Dale

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