3.40 fl oz - ZIN: 428376
Safflower Oil - ( Carthamus tinctorius ) - The safflower plant, which is related to the thistle, is thought to be native of Egypt and the Far East. The highest quality oil is warm-pressed from the seeds; it has a deep, golden-yellow hue and a faint, nutty odour. Unrefined safflower oil is rich in essential fatty acids and contains useful levels of vitamin E. It is also a natural sun filter, screening out, on average, up to 20 per cent of the sun's rays. However, the unrefined oil is especially vulnerable to oxidation and should be stored in the fridge. - Percentage in Blends: Can be used as a base oil, 100 percent. - - General Herb Information - Safflower - Carthamus tinctorius L. - Family: Asteraceae. - Other Names: Saffron thistle; hong hua (Chinese); carthame (French); Färberdistel, Saflor (German); cartamo (Italian); cártamo (Spanish). - Description: S [Please see ZooScape.com for the rest of the description].