High oleic safflower oil is a neutral-tasting oil high in the monounsaturated oleic fatty acid. It is among the most stable unsaturated oil at high temperatures.
High oleic safflower oil typically contains around 77% oleic acid, 15% linoleic acid, as well as 5% palmitic, 2% stearic, and 1% of other fatty acids. In rats fed a high fat diet, use of high oleic safflower oil rather than high linoleic safflower oil, led to fewer cancerous growths in the colon. Compared to a butter-rich diet, rats with a high oleic safflower oil diet showed reduced fat mass. See: Oleic acid, Monounsaturated fats.
Refined high oleic safflower oil, though having a higher smoke point which is useful for high heat cooking, has fewer plant sterols, tocopherols, and may contain trans fats as a result of processing.
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