Safflower Oil

Last Updated: September 28 2022

Safflower Oil is a cooking oil that is found in two main forms; high (up to 75%) linoleic (omega-6 fatty acid) and high (up to 75%) oleic, the main fatty acid in Olive Oil, with about 7% saturated fat content. It is a source of Conjugated Linoleic Acid.

Safflower Oil is most often used for

What else is Safflower Oil known as?
Note that Safflower Oil is also known as:
  • Carthamus tinctorius
Safflower Oil should not be confused with:
  • Sunflower
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1.^Zhang HL, Nagatsu A, Watanabe T, Sakakibara J, Okuyama HAntioxidative compounds isolated from safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) oil cakeChem Pharm Bull (Tokyo).(1997 Dec)
5.^Norris LE, Collene AL, Asp ML, Hsu JC, Liu LF, Richardson JR, Li D, Bell D, Osei K, Jackson RD, Belury MAComparison of dietary conjugated linoleic acid with safflower oil on body composition in obese postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes mellitusAm J Clin Nutr.(2009 Sep)
6.^Nicholls SJ, Lundman P, Harmer JA, Cutri B, Griffiths KA, Rye KA, Barter PJ, Celermajer DSConsumption of saturated fat impairs the anti-inflammatory properties of high-density lipoproteins and endothelial functionJ Am Coll Cardiol.(2006 Aug 15)
8.^Pfeuffer M, Fielitz K, Laue C, Winkler P, Rubin D, Helwig U, Giller K, Kammann J, Schwedhelm E, Böger RH, Bub A, Bell D, Schrezenmeir JCLA does not impair endothelial function and decreases body weight as compared with safflower oil in overweight and obese male subjectsJ Am Coll Nutr.(2011 Feb)