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A look at the basic characteristics of sunflower oil

The sunflower, which is known as Helianthus Annuus, is a plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family. The common name for this plant, Helianthus Annuus, sheds more light on the plant. The name Helianthus Annuus has Greek and Latin origin. 

Helianthus is derived from the combination of two Greek words, namely helium and anthos which mean sun and flower respectively. The word annuus is derived from a Latin word, and which means annual. Literally, it means an annual or annual sunflower. It is a flower that is grown annually. You may buy Pure & Fresh Organic Sunflower Oil Online at Ostro Organics.

Brief history

Sunflower cultivation did not start today. The plant has existed until 3000 BC. in the western part of the United States of America and in the northern part of Mexico. It was cultivated by the indigenous tribes of Arizona and New Mexico. Before the discovery of America, the locals of American communities cultivated this plant for food. 

But the plant was brought to Spain by Spanish colonizers and from there it spread to other parts of Europe, including Ukraine. However, unlike America, in Europe, it was cultivated for use as an ornament thanks to the impressive flower heads it produces.

Sunflower physical structures

As already mentioned above, Helianthus Annuus belongs to the Asteraceae family which is known to have no branches. It does not grow much. It measures approximately 0.6-3 m tall. Although the sunflower is not tall, it produces a solid stem that is also semi-woody. The garment scratched, covers the stem of the plant.

The leaves of the plant differ depending on the growing conditions to which the plant is exposed. Based on this, the leaves can be yellowish-green or dark green. The leaves of this plant grow in turn, which means that they are alternate.