TBC Ingredients ApS

From sunflower to ingredients

The mature sunflower is actually a flower of 1000-2000 small flowers crowded together. The outer petal-bearing florets are the sterile ray florets and can be yellow, red, orange, or other colors. The florets inside the circular head are called disc florets, which mature into seeds.

RBD sunflower oil
High oleic sunflower oil
Winterized sunflower oil
Hulled sunflower seeds bakery grade
Sunflower chips bakery grade


Young sunflowers exhibit sun turning. Their orientation changes from east to west during the course of a day.

Sunflowers most commonly grow to heights between 1.5 and 3.5 m.
To grow best, sunflowers need full sun. They grow best in fertile, moist, well-drained soil with heavy mulch. In commercial planting, seeds are planted 45 cm apart and 2.5 cm deep.

Once mature, the movements stop and the flower heads typically face east.

Sunflower “whole seed” (fruit) are sold as a snack food, after roasting in ovens, with or without salt added. Sunflowers can be processed into sun-butter. It is also sold as food for birds and can be used directly in cooking and salads.



Sunflower oil, extracted from the seeds, is commonly used in food, as frying oils, and to produce margarine and biodiesel, as it is cheaper than olive oil – and as a carrier in cosmetic formulations.

There are several types of sunflower oils produced, such as high linoleic, high oleic and mid oleic. Mid linoleic sunflower oil typically has at least 69% linoleic acid. High oleic sunflower oil has at least 80% oleic acid. Variation in unsaturated fatty acids profile is strongly influenced by both genetics and climate. In the last decade, high stearic sunflower lines have been developed in Spain to avoid the use of partially hydrogenated vegetable oils in the food industry.
Sunflower oil is light in taste and appearance. It is a combination of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats with low saturated fat levels.



Sunflower oil is high in the essential vitamin E and low in saturated fat. The two most common types of sunflower oil are the linoleic and high oleic. Linoleic sunflower oil is a common cooking oil that has high levels of polyunsaturated fat. It is also known for having a clean taste and low levels of trans fat.
High oleic sunflower oils are classified as having monounsaturated levels of 80% and above. Newer versions of sunflower oil have been developed as a hybrid containing linoleic acid. They have monounsaturated levels lower than other oleic sunflower oils. The hybrid oil also has lower saturated fat levels than linoleic sunflower oil.

Benefits of


Restaurants and food manufacturers are becoming aware of the health benefits of sunflower oil. The oil can, with a smoke point of 232 °C, be used in conditions with extremely high cooking temperatures.

It may also help food stay fresher and healthier for longer periods of time. Food manufacturers are using sunflower oil in an effort to lower the levels of trans fat in mass produced foods.

A number of common snack foods currently contain sunflower oil, such as healthy snacks, potato chips etc.


Sunflower oil / seed packing

1000 liters Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC)
190 kg drums
18-20 kg Bag in Box (BIB)
25 kg bags, palletised