With a slightly sweet, nutty taste, safflower is a delicious and nutritious oil. It has the highest omega 6 content of any of our oils as well as containing omega 9; it is also a good source of vitamin E and you can even use it as a moisturiser. The safflower plant with its deep orange flowers is a member of the thistle family and grows in drier regions of Africa, Asia and North America. The dried petals from the plant also have a culinary use as a natural yellow food colouring, sometime used as a substitute for saffron.
How to use
Clearspring Organic Safflower Oil is perfect for making dressings and dips. Try eating it with some roast garlic, balsamic oil, Clearspring Traditional Sea Salt and warm, crusty bread. Alternatively, drizzle it onto a salad of papaya, lime, spring onion and coriander for a refreshing, light dish. Clearspring Organic Safflower Oil can also be used in sweet dishes; make a delicious granola by mixing some oats, bran, raisins and your favourite Clearspring nuts, seeds and grains together. Bake in the oven until lightly toasted and then drizzle with a mixture of Clearspring Organic Malt Syrup, apple juice and Clearspring Organic Safflower Oil. Leave to cool and then enjoy! Safflower oil also lends a delicious texture to frozen desserts.