Sunflower oil is broadly used within the kitchen for frying and baking. “Öko-Test” has now checked 21 sunflower oils – with largely unsavory outcomes.
The conclusion of the testers: Sunflower oil is generally contaminated with mineral oil. The commissioned laboratory demonstrated the best ranges of saturated mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOSH) within the refined oils “Thomy Pure Sunflower Oil” from Nestlé and “Pure Sunflower Oil” from Penny. Both had been rated “poor”.
MOSH can accumulate in organs such because the liver. It remains to be unclear whether or not they have an effect on human well being.
Two native natural oils had been additionally rated “poor”. Polycyclic fragrant hydrocarbons (PAHs) had been present in Aldi Süd’s “Gut Organic Sunflower Oil, native cold-pressed” in addition to in Denree’s “Sunflower Oil, cold-pressed”. Among different issues, the laboratory has detected the carcinogenic substance benzo (a) pyrene.
Mold pizzas had been present in one other natural oil.
Only one oil obtained the grade “very good”. Nine had been “good”.