Safflower oil powder

Safflower Oil powder is a free-flowing powder form of natural Hi-Linoleic Safflower Oil. Safflower is a thistle-like, herbaceous plant that contains leaves and a stem 1, 2, 3. Each branch normally has one to five flower heads, with each head containing 15-20 seeds 3. Safflower grows in numerous parts of the world 1, 2. In fact, more than 60 countries grow safflower, with over half being produced in India, while the remaining production occurs in Ethiopia, Mexico, Australia, Argentina and the U. S. 3. Safflower oil is derived from the seeds of the safflower plant, Carthamus tinctorius 1, 3. Safflower oil is utilized as a low in saturated fat cooking oil and in the production of margarine, as well as consumed as a dietary supplement 1, 3. The oil in linoleic safflower has almost 75 percent linoleic acid 3, and linoleic acid is an essential omega-6 fatty acid 1, 3. Safflower oil is likely safe when used orally and appropriately and is generally well tolerated 1.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. Natural Medicines - Professional database. Monograph. Safflower. Product ID No. 96. Carthamus tinctorius. Reviewed 3/29/2019. Updated 5/6/2019. Subscription required.
  2. Ekin Z. Resurgence of safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.). Utilization: a global view. J Agronomy 2005; 4(2):83-87.
  3. Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC). Iowa State University. Reviewed 8/2018.