Sunflower Seed Solvent Extraction Plant

Over the past decades sunflower oil has become popular worldwide, so as sunflower seed solvent extraction plant. Sunflower oil is produced from oil type sunflower seeds. Sunflower oil is light in taste and appearance and has a high vitamin E content. It is a combination of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats with low saturated fat levels. This kind of oil is the non-volatile oil expressed from sunflower (Helianthus annuus) seeds. Sunflower oil was firstly industrially produced in 1835 in Russian Empire. It also contains lecithin, tocopherols, carotenoids and waxes.

There are three types of commonly used sunflower seeds. Linoleic (most common), high oleic, and Nusun. Each variety has its own unique levels of monounsaturated, saturated, and polyunsaturated fats. The information in this article refers mainly to the linoleic variety.
Sunflower Oil is the most widely used oil due to its high linoleic content which is considered nutritionally positive. The kernel accounts for 70% of the seed and the oil content is about 40%-45% in the seeds.Refined Sunflower Oil is mainly used as food oil (salad and cooking) and in the manufacture of margarine.The meal is highly appreciated due to its high protein content (45-50%) as animal feed, especially for large breeding of poultry.

Process of Sunflower Seed Solvent Extraction Plant

  • Seed Cleaning
  • Cracking
  • Cooking/Conditioning
  • Flaking
  • Expander
  • Solvent Extraction