BOTANICAL NAME: Helianthus (from Greek helias meaning 'the sun' and anthos, meaning 'a flower') annus (annual)
EXTRACTION: Cold pressed
DESCRIPTION: The common sunflower is a vibrant annual flower native to North America. These flowers grow to be quite tall (approximately 3 meters) and have a sturdy stem. The seeds are found in the centre of the flower’s face and are surrounded by brilliant yellow petals. In the 16th century, sunflower seeds were brought to Europe and remain an important crop today. Seeds from the sunflower are collected, the hulls are removed, and the seeds inside are then cold pressed in order to obtain a pale yellow to yellow oil.
KEY COMPONENTS: Oleic and linoleic, palmitic and stearic acid