Cherokee Sun Cold-Pressed Sunflower Oil Wisconsin-grown right on our farm.Use for frying, baking, sautéing & salad dressings, too!
*Please note: It was a wonderful run for the roughly ten years it lasted. Due to less-than-ideal weather conditions resulting in a devastated crop for the past few years, the Cherokee Sun sunflower oil has been discontinued. With our heavy clay soil conditions here in Central WI, the weather has to be near perfect for sunflowers to be happy ... we didn't realize how lucky we were for the first several years with the prolific, beautiful rows and rows of gorgeous, happy flowers. It felt easy. Not so. This year we are not planting (2020). Not deleting this page because it's a good reminder and pleasant memory of an amazing product. And maybe, just maybe, after a year or two break, we'll give it another go. Thank you all for the support and appreciation of the oil!
We’ve grown and pressed sunflowers since 2008. We’ve learned a few things about planting depth, contended with capricious weather’s cold, rain, drought, and hail. The first year we discovered just how many blackbirds can congregate in a sunflower field. Somehow, though, the sunflowers have bloomed, the seeds have set, and we’ve managed to press enough oil to have attracted an ever-growing following for our Cherokee Sun sunflower oil.
4-litre: $0 Quarts: $0 & Pints: $0 Call the farm at (715) 223-3644 or email us at email@example.com with inquiries In addition to the fact that it’s Wisconsin-produced, consider these reasons customers love our Cherokee Sun sunflower oil:
1) The Taste! Customers refer to our sunflower oil as “sunshine in a bottle.” It has a clean, distinctive flavor that rivals the taste of olive oil. It’s not the same as olive oil, but it’s just as delicious.
2) The Flash Point. Sunflower oil has a 450 degree flash point. This means that for frying, baking, sautéing, and more, sunflower oil will not fail at high temperatures. You would never use olive oil to pop corn. Well, you can use our Cherokee Sun sunflower oil. It offers robust frying ability with a distinctive, yet mellow taste that complements your favorite kitchen creations – used at either high or low temperature.
3) Our Growing Practices are ALL NATURAL. Our seeds are non-GMO. We cultivate to control weeds, never using herbicides, pesticides, or commercial fertilizers on our flower fields. 4) The Cold-Press Process. This sets our oil apart from many large-scale oil producers. Some oil is extracted using heat, steam, chemicals, or a combination thereof. Ours is 100 percent cold-pressed, which retains more than 85% of the natural vitamins & minerals found in the oil; that much of the nutrients is lost to heat processing.
I see some "cloud" at the bottom of the bottle. What's that? After sunflower seeds are pressed, the oil is allowed to sit for up to 10 weeks so the very fine bits of seed residue (we refer to this as “cloud”) settle to the bottom and the oil is left clear. When the clarified oil is decanted off the top you are left with a delicious cold-pressed sunflower cooking oil. Occasionally some traces of the cloud remain and settle to the bottom of the bottle and become visible. It actually adds to the flavor – it’s an OK thing! In case you’re curious further, the settlings, or cloud, and also the meal (the leftovers when the oil is pressed from the seed) all come back to the farm as bison treats – they love the stuff!