Sunflowers, native to America, has been widely used for the extraction of cooking oil since ages. Sunflower oil is non-volatile oil extracted from the seeds of sunflowers. It is commonly used as cooking oil as well as in cosmetic formulations due to its emollient properties. Its nutritious composition makes it one of the healthiest oils for consumption as well as application on skin and hair. Sunflower seed oil is extracted from the black seeds as well as the entire flower. The expressed sunflower oil is amber in colour with a mild and pleasant taste. Refined oil is pale yellow in colour.