Safflower oil is produced by cold-pressing ripe safflower seeds. This oil has very little flavor and a high smoke point.
Safflower oil is high in omega-6 fatty acids, which can cause side effects like inflammation if not balanced with enough omega-3 fatty acids. Unrefined safflower oil is high in the antioxidant Vitamin E, which is removed when refined.
It’s neutral flavor, high MFUAs and low saturated fats, give this oil our #14 remix ranking.
It has a light, neutral taste.
Best for frying and sautéing because it doesn’t impart a flavor into the dish. The oil remains liquid at colder temperatures, so you can use it to make refrigerated salad dressings. You can substitute it for extra-virgin olive oil, since its mild flavor and cooking utility make it a good all-purpose, neutral oil.