Sunflower seeds have been cultivated for thousands of years, originally by the indigenous people of Mexico and Peru. Brought to Europe by Spanish explorers, the seeds have since played a significant role in human nutrition. Bija Hydro-Therm Sunflower oil has a deep golden color and spectacular flavor. It's a perfect complement to most any dish and is ideal for everyday use. Flora Hydro-Therm Oils attribute their extraordinary taste and exceptional quality to a proprietary technique derived from old-world European pressing methods. This gentle, low-temperature process employs light toasting, sea salt, and cool, filtered water to protect and ensure the natural spectrum of omega fatty acids. To maintain peak nutritional value and prevent oxidation, the oils are nitrogen-flushed and packaged in light-resistant dark glass bottles. Bija Hydro-Therm Oils are pure, unfiltered, unrefined and made with certified organic ingredients.