Safflower Oil


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safflower oil

[′sa‚flau̇·ər ‚ȯil]
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Nonyellowing oil derived from safflower seed and similar to linseed oil; contains high proportion of linoleic acid; used as a drying oil and in food and medicine.

Safflower Oil

 

a fatty essential oil derived from the seeds of the safflower (Carthamus tinctorius). The fatty acid content is 1.5–4.0 percent stearic acid, 6–7 percent palmitic acid, up to 0.2 percent myristic acid, approximately 0.4 percent arachidic acid, 14–21 percent oleic acid, 73–79 percent linoleic acid, and approximately 0.2 percent linolenic acid. The oil’s iodine value is 130–155. The solidification point is from –13 to –20°C, and the kinematic viscosity at 20°C is (61–85). 10-6 m2/sec.

The oil extracted from shelled seeds is equal in quality to sunflower oil in terms of the most important characteristics, and it may be used in food. The oil from unrefined seeds has a bitter taste; it is used in the production of soap, linoleum, and clear, nonyellowing drying oils.

safflower oil

A drying oil obtained from safflower seeds; used in paints; has properties similar to linseed oil.
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The factors involved in this new modification were the sources of fat (palm stearin and high oleic safflower oil) and speed of agitation.
On the other hand, safflower oil can be used as a good solvent for paints.
(2012) demonstrated that salinity stress resulted in an increase in the oleic acid content of safflower oil and a decrease in linoleic acid content, though the oil composition in the salt tolerant genotypes was less affected than that of salt sensitive genotypes.
However, the safflower oil in the US study is rarely used in this country, and some modern margarines don't contain transfats, so consumers could expect to have lower cholesterol from eating them instead of butter.
Good sources of linoleic acid include safflower oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, walnut oil, sesame oil and other oils made from seeds and nuts.
Komar (1991) and Yazdisamadi (1997), Have reported safflower oil content are not affected by irrigation regimes but Patel-pG & patel-ZG(1996), Concluded that oil content will be affected by irrigation regimes, With the increase in oil content and water also increases [13,22].
Fenugreek, milk thistie, safflower oil, and sweet potato extract may also reduce HbA1c (SOR: C, small, low-quality RCTs of disease-oriented outcomes).
During the study, participants stopped taking saturated fat and switched to safflower oil or oil margarine.
In methods, as essential fatty acids are generally received in adequate amount from cooking oil, the Patients were tested with Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Safflower Oil. Also, all the patients received topical keratolytics- salicylic acid 3% and tretinoin 0.025% daily.
But British consumers should not panic--the safflower oil used as a source of omega-6 in this study is rarely used in this country.
The intervention was replacement of dietary saturated fats (from animal fats, common margarines and shortenings) with omega 6 linoleic acid (from safflower oil and safflower oil polyunsaturated margarine).
"The group that was fed Omega-6 from Safflower oil, they had increased risk of death from all causes as well as death due to coronary heart disease and death due to cardiovascular disease" said study author Dr.