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Summary
ProduceTunisia Sunflower Oil
VarietyHigh oleic (Consists of 80% monounsaturated and 20% polyunsaturated fat.) Linoleic ( contains 70% polyunsaturated fat, 20% monounsaturated fat, and 10% saturated fat.)
Packing 1L, 2L, 3L,5L for domestic consumption 10L, 20L, drums(208l) wrapped for export
Season Available throughout the year.
Storage Cans, plastic containers or bottles, metallic boxes
Transport conditions Travel Temperatures of 15 °F Pumping at 15°C Solidification of -16 to28 °C

Considered glorious with its beautiful look, Sunflowers contribute to the global consumption of vegetable oil. Extracted from sunflowers, Tunisia sunflower oil is very rich in vitamin E and has a high heat tolerance that is ideal for frying. It has its flavor that isn’t imparted into other foods making it the preferred vegetable oil globally discovered by the native Americans. Sunflowers were initially cultivated in Arizona and New Mexico in 3000BC and gradually rose to fame due to their great look.

Initially, its seedlings were used as snacks and for making bread and other homemade meals. Still, due to its magnificent look, the Spanish explorers took sunflowers to Tunisia as ornaments, beautifying parties and for medical purposes. 

It became a widely cultivated plant. Its commercial consumption started in 1830 with manufacturers targeting global customers and its supply increased due to its high demand and popularity. It was introduced to other parts of the world, with many cultures adopting it.

Today Tunisia produces high-quality Tunisia sunflower oil exported to North Africa and parts of Europe. Sunflower oil has two main varieties;

  • High oleic (Consist of 80% monounsaturated fat( oleic acid) and 20% polyunsaturated.
  • Linoleic ( mostly has 70% polyunsaturated fat and 20% of monounsaturated fat. 

Factors like climate, soils, influence the quality of sunflower oil in the region. The seeds thrive in warm temperatures of about 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit and a soil PH of 6 to 7.5. Due to its high drought-resistant nature, sunflowers thrive in this region with local manufactures producing the oil for both domestic consumption and export.

Produced by Seed pressing and solvent methods, the dried seeds are crushed and heated at temperatures of 80°F. Its residue is later extracted by the solvent method. After the refinery, bleaching, neutralizing, and degumming are applied to retain its stability.

Sunflower oil from Tunisia comes in handy in all sizes packaged in dark glass bottles and containers; However, sunflower oil is a liquid. Hence, export conditions like solidification and pumping should be well adjusted to retain stability.

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