FAQ about frying oil

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean HOSO?

High oleic sunflower oil (HOSO) is a sunflower oil with and omega-9 unsaturated fatty acid (oleic acid) content higher than normal sunflower oil (75% or higher oleic acid in HOSO versus 25-30% in normal sunflower oil). HOSO is produced from special non-GMP varieties of sunflower seeds with higher oleic acid content.

What is omega 3?

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids. They play a vital role in the body but the body cannot produce them. You need to consume them via your diet. The main sources of omega-3 fatty acids are rapeseed oil or fatty fishes like salmon or tuna. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce blood cholesterol levels.

What is omega 6?

Omega-6 fatty acids are also essential fatty acids. Like omega-3, they play a key role in the body but they cannot be synthetized. An important source of omega-6 fatty acids are vegetable oils like sunflower oil. It is important to have a proper balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the diet.

What is omega 9?

Omega-9 fatty acids are another class of fatty acids. They are however not essentials as the body can synthetize them. The most well known of the omega-9 fatty acid is oleic acid. You find high levels of oleic acid in olive oil (55-83%) and in HOSO (75-90%).

What is anti-foaming agent (Е900)?

E900 is an approved food additives to be used in vegetable oils and fats. It is an anti-foaming agent. It will prevent the formation of gas bubbles during frying.

Who developed the BungePro recipes?

BungePro Cuisine recipes were developed together with the help of Bunge’s European Innovation center in Hungary and experienced chefs.

What does Bunge ProCuisine differ from ordinary sunflower oil?

 BungePro Cuisine is a specially developed recipe, with an optimal ratio of sunflower oil / high oleic sunflower oil and anti-foaming agent, to significantly reducs the oxidation process during frying.

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