Sunflower oil is pressed from the seeds of the sunflower. In foods, sunflower oil is used as a cooking oil. It is also used as medicine.
All sunflower oils are 100% fat and contain vitamin E, a fat-soluble nutrient that protects cells from age-related damage.
Sunflower oil with more oleic acid is higher in monounsaturated fat and lower in polyunsaturated fat. This type of oil does not contain protein, carbs, cholesterol, or sodium.