Safflower Oil Health & Nutrition Facts

Safflower Oil Health & Nutrition Facts

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Safflower oil is a famous cooking oil that comes from the seeds of the safflower plant. Safflower is a plant. Flowers and seeds of safflower can useful for the preparation of medicine as well as oil obtained from the seed of safflower also has many health benefits.

The safflower plant is an annual, thistle-like plant with many branches. In the past, safflower seeds were typically used for dyes. It has been an important plant for cultures dating back to the Greeks and Egyptians. 

Botanical Name: Carthamus tinctorius

There are two types of safflower that produce different kinds of oil: High oleic oil and High linoleic oil.

Safflower oil has many health benefits like, it deals with diabetes, preventing heart diseases, away from atherosclerosis, provide hair care, immunity booster, treat respiratory problems, anti-cancer properties, help in weight management, help in menstrual problems etc.

Nutrition Profile

Safflower Oil Nutrition Facts - Drlogy

Health Benefits

A healthy heart with good fatty acids

Safflower oil is a good source of monounsaturated fatty acid and polyunsaturated fatty acids. These fatty acids are given protection to the heart from the heart attack, atherosclerosis, cardiac arrhythmia, ventricular enlargement, chest pain or angina, etc. this protection is because of unsaturated fatty acid is better than saturated fatty acids. 

Safflower oil can help in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K help for hormone regulation and memory.

Many studies suggested that safflower oil include in diet help lower total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL or "bad") cholesterol

MAIN THING: Linoleic acid acid found in safflower oil help reducing inflammation and improving heart health as well as other health conditions such as heart attack and stroke.

Skin care

Safflower oil is a wonderful remedy for different skin conditions.

Vitamin E or tocopherol in safflower oil can help to enhance the healing process and increase cellular regeneration. It can provide smooth skin, reduces wrinkles and give protection against sunburn and other skin troubles. Vitamin E also acts as a skin protector and keeps away toxins and pathogens from the skin.

Topically Applying safflower oil to dry or inflamed skin may help soothe it and give the skin a soft and smooth appearance.

MAIN THING: Vitamin E in safflower oil treats skin problems such as pruritis, acne, rashes, skin irritation etc.

Diabetes care
Eating carbohydrates with fat, it can help in reducing the absorption of sugar from the digestive tract so food that is prepared in peanut oil can reduce the risk of diabetes as well as blood sugar control in a diabetic patient. 

Polyunsaturated fatty acid present in safflower oil also replaces the saturated fat. A low level of saturated fat can improved insulin secretion. A good level of insulin can help in controlling the blood sugar level.

A review suggests that high in unsaturated fats including in diet can control person's blood glucose.

A study conducted on people suffer with type 2 diabetes consuming 8 g of safflower oil daily for 4 months may reduce inflammation

MAIN THING: Safflower oil is include in diet help in control your blood sugar and lower risk of diabetes.

Weight management

Safflower oil is high in calories. So calories in safflower oil can provide long-time fullness in the stomach and reduce appetite. So it can be used as a diet in obese people and help in reducing weight.

Safflower oil has monounsaturated fatty acids such as omega 3 fatty acid and omega 6 fatty acids. Omega 6 fatty acid can help, the body to burn fat, rather than store it. 

MAIN THING: Safflower oil is best choice who are trying to lose weight because it contain omega-6 fatty acid and high calorie content.

Fights inflammation

Due to presence of Vitamin E in safflower oil, it have anti-inflammatory properties. One of study conducted on use safflower oil that clearly shows that markers of inflammation improved.

MAIN THING: Anti-inflammatory properties in safflower oil help in many conditions including heart diseases and diabetes

Help in premenstrual care

Safflower oil has monounsaturated fatty acids such as omega 3 fatty acid and omega 6 fatty acids. Omega 6 fatty acid can help in creating the prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are necessary for the body to normal functioning.

Prostaglandins can regulate by linoleic acid in safflower and reduces the symptoms of menstruation such as pain in the abdomen and uneasiness.

MAIN THING: The linoleic acid in safflower oil is thought to help decrease the (Pre- Menstrual Sysmptoms) PMS.

Safety Profiles

Bleeding disorders: Safflower oil can act as a blood thinner, so if anyone suffering from bleeding disorders, avoid the consumption of safflower oil. 

Surgery: Stop using safflower oil at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery. 

Allergy: Safflower may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the safflower.

Selection and Storage


Select the oil that can full of nutrients. During choosing of oil also look for the color of oil, the odor of oil and the quality of oil as well as content present in the oil.    

Always buy oil at the supermarket where the good and fresh quality is available. 


Store the oil in a clean, dry and airtight container. Keep in a cool and dry place away from humid weather.
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