Everyone loves the aesthetic and versatility of sunflowers! This flower’s history carries centuries of stories, myths, traditions and are often associated with positive values, like truth, loyalty and honesty. Sunflowers are said to have been cultivated and harvested as early as 2,000 BC, initially by the native North Americans. Jedwards International is proud to offer six Non-GMO and Kosher Certified sunflower products.
Bulk Sunflower Lecithin – Liquid Non-GMO: Not to be confused with any of our sunflower oils, this wonderful extract is typically of a brown color and thicker in density than our sunflower oils. Sunflower lecithin is steam-distilled from the crude gums of the sunflower seeds and maintains a characteristic flavor and aroma. It is commonly used in supplements, culinary applications and in the cosmetic industry. Many people with soy allergies use sunflower lecithin as their preferred alternative in the same applications. Jedwards currently sources its sunflower lecithin from the Netherlands.
Keep reading for a brief breakdown of Jedwards’ Sunflower oils.
Sunflower oil is produced from the extraction of sunflower seeds. Our Certified Organic Sunflower oils are expeller pressed, a chemical-free mechanical process that extracts oil from the seeds without applying any external heat. Our conventional sunflower oils are solvent extracted which separates the oils from their base. The oil is then distilled and the solvent is evaporated, resulting in solvent-free finished sunflower oil. Sunflower oils are widely used in the cosmetic industries and in culinary applications as they are naturally rich in Vitamin E and low in saturated fats.
Sunflower Oil: Our standard sunflower oil is refined and solvent extracted. Sourced from the United States & Spain, this oil is Non- GMO and has Kosher certification.
Sunflower Oil – Organic: Our organic certified sunflower oil is highly refined and currently sourced from Italy. This oil is Non- GMO and has Kosher certification.
Sunflower Oil – High Oleic: High oleic sunflower oils typically have a minimum oleic acid content of 75%, a common omega-9 fatty acid which improves the stability of oil at high temperatures. Sourced from the United States & Spain, this oil is Non- GMO and has Kosher certification.
Sunflower Oil – High Oleic Organic: (Featured Photo) This variation of our organic-certified sunflower oils is refined with a high oleic content. It is popularly used in cooking applications and shares some similar characteristics of our conventional high oleic sunflower oil. The oleic acid content in this oil, typically ranges from 75% to 90.7%. Sourced from the Netherlands, this oil is Non- GMO and has Kosher certification.
Sunflower Oil – Virgin – High Oleic Organic: This variation of our organic-certified sunflower oils is virgin (unrefined) with a high oleic content. Our novel organic-certified product carries the characteristic aroma and flavor of the sunflower seed. Sourced from Italy, this oil is Non- GMO and has Kosher certification.
For further information on any of the above products, please contact us. If you need to test any of our ingredients for your formulation, complimentary samples are available upon request. We allow 3-4 samples free of charge.