This is a groundbreaking article for us at Century Sun Oil. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined there is credible evidence to support a qualified health claim that consuming oleic acid in edible oils, such as sunflower oil, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
Century Sun Oil has more than 80% oleic acid (we've tested as high as 88%). These are some of the highest levels of oleic acid that you find in any oil.
Here's the caveat: make sure you purchase HIGH OLEIC sunflower oil. And how do you know it is high oleic? IT WILL SAY IT ON THE LABEL. The bad rap for sunflower oil in the past was it's LOW levels of oleic acid, which is NOT heart healthy. Traditional sunflower oil contains only about 20% oleic acid. Our oil is a different variety of sunflower, which produces the opposite - extremely high levels of oleic acid.
There is still traditional sunflower oil sold out there. It's in some of your chips, crackers, and other packaged goods. If it doesn't say high oleic, it's NOT HIGH OLEIC. Be an educated consumer!
We hope you give our oil a try, and if you are a current customer, we thank you. We have been proud of our product from Day One, and are very excited that articles such as these are starting to support what we've known all along!
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