Local sunflower power oil packs a healthier punch

No need to look to Italy for excellent cooking and salad dressing oil since this delicious new Quebec-produced sunflower oil is about to kick the boot’s famous olives right off the map. It’s called Le Pré Rieur, and it’s produced from a special type of sunflower that’s three times richer in oleic acid than regular sunflowers. This pure, cold-pressed oil outperforms olive oil in health benefits by containing a much higher content of omega-9 (82 per cent) and vitamin E and tastes like freshly shelled sunflower seeds. It contains no preservatives and withstands high heat very well. Visit: