Sunflower oil is made by pressing sunflower seeds and is high in heart-healthy polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. “Sunflower oil comes in four different varieties, each with a different balance of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats for use in foods and cooking. While high-linoleic sunflower oil contains the most omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, mid-oleic and high-oleic sunflower oils contain the most monounsaturated fats “The International Food Information Council’s director of research and nutrition communications, Ali Webster, Ph.D., RD, agrees.

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