There are different types of sunflower oil available and they all have various quality levels associated with each one. Although it's the price that can affect many of your decisions, you may want to consider other factors when looking for good ingredients. When it comes to Natural Sunflower oil certain clues indicate whether it is a good quality ingredient or not.
These are the specifications that indicate a good quality sunflower oil.
Appearance. Color and transparency is the first and most obvious factor that will indicate the quality of the product. When the quality is good, the liquid will be a golden yellow color when it is at room temperature. This golden yellow liquid will also be clear. You should be able to see through it. It should not be misty because that could indicate that it is not pure.
Taste. When you taste it, the sunflower oil should not be rancid.
Odor. It is quite odorless, so there should be no bad smell. Do a fry test to further check the smell. You can test the quality by frying the sunflower oil. When heated to 180 degrees Celsius, there should be no unpleasant odor.
Additives A good quality sunflower oil should be free of additives and also free of allergens because it is extracted from sunflower seeds and is triply refined. However, it can still be stored for twenty-four months when in ideal conditions from the date of production if it is in a sealed container.
As a consumer, you have many products to choose from, but they are not all created equal. It is good to know how a product is made and what ingredients it contains. Many cooking oil manufacturers take shortcuts and may compromise ingredients to make it a cheaper product. They may just be chasing the sale, but cheaper isn't always better. Consider products that are made with good ingredients and are healthy. This could be beneficial to your lifestyle and the overall health of your family and guests.