Safflower oil, high linoleic
High linoleic safflower oil is a neutral-tasting oil high in the polyunsaturated, essential linoleic fatty acid.
High oleic safflower oil typically contains around 75% linoleic acid, 17% oleic acid, as well as 5% palmitic, 2% stearic, and 1% of other fatty acids. In rats fed a high fat diet, use of high linoleic safflower oil rather than high oleic safflower oil, led to more cancerous growths in the colon. See: !!Linoleic acid||tsop:linoleic_acid!!.
Keep in mind
Refined safflower oils may contain trans fats as a result of processing; they also lose significant quantities of plant sterols and tocopherols.
May be found in
Vegetable oil, breads, baked goods, tortillas, salad dressings, nutritional supplements