Our Cooperative produces between 8,000 and 9,000 tonnes of sunflower. Two types of oil are extracted from this crop. Firstly, there is linoleic sunflower oil and, secondly, high-oleic sunflower oil. The difference between the two lies in their acid content.
While high-oleic sunflower oil is characterised by a higher oleic acid content, linoleic oil has a lower proportion. This leads us to the conclusion that the high-oleic oil is more similar to olive oil, though it is more resistant to high temperatures.
As regards the percentages of our sunflower producers, 75% choose linoleic oil and 25% produce high-oleic. The two types of sunflower oil are normally