Thistle Oil (Safflower Oil) High Oleic organic
Organic Thistle Seed Oil High Oleic, Organic Thistle Oil High Oleic, Organic Safflower Oil High Oleic
cold pressed, virgin
Organic thistle oil in other languages:
Bio Distelöl, Bio Distelsamenöl, Bio Safloröl, organic thistle seed oil, organic thistle oil, organic safflower oil, huile de chardon bio, olio organico del cardo, aceite de cardo orgánico, органическое масло чертополоха
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS SEED OIL
The home of the safflower is probably Asia Minor to the Middle East. In the Middle Ages, it was known primarily as a color plant. Today, the main purpose of cultivation is the extraction of oil. The safflower is an annual, in cultivation sometimes two year old growing plant, 10 to 60 cm tall with a strong taproot. The leaves are bare, rather soft, on the edge of fine thorny teeth and spined at the top. The flowers are first reddish yellow, later vivid orange red and have a tube about 20 to 25 mm long, which are divided into 5 lancet-line, about 4 to 6 mm long, two-lobed lobes of light red color. The fruit is an ivy colored closing fruit (Achene). It is obovate to pear-shaped, 6-8 mm long, 3-4 mm wide and 2.5 mm thick. The seed enclosed by the 0.5 mm thick seed coat is about 5.7 mm long and yellowish gray to dirty white. The safflower contains in addition to the fat oil also the safflower dye, called carthamin. The safflower thrives best in summer-warm climates. It is highly insensitive to drought. For good growth, it even needs a certain amount of dryness, as it is sensitive to flower rot during and after flowering.
How organic thistle oil is produced:
The plant is harvested when it´s already quite dry, but not yet dried out. Harvest time is thus from August to September, whereby the grains in the combine, the petals for further processing as a dye are harvested by hand. Organic safflower oil is obtained from the seeds of Carthamus tinctorius by pressing or extraction. By cold pressing to obtain a suitable edible oil, by hot pressing a technical usable oil. Our cold pressed organic thistle oil is a light yellow to yellow liquid with a characteristic mild taste.
Relative composition of organic thistle oil:
Organic thistle oil has a high content of polyunsaturated linoleic acid and vitamin E.
Organic thistle oil and its applications:
In pharmacy, medicine and cosmetics:
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