Welcome to the official site for The Oil Barn® brand Organic High-Oleic Safflower Oil. Here you will find a variety of information about this healthy and delicious oil that is grown and made in Montana. Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you will find it enjoyable and informative. If you have any other questions or comments please contact us.
The Oil Barn is a small, farmer owned operation nestled between the beautiful Bear Paw Mountains and the mighty Missouri River, southeast of Big Sandy in
North Central Montana. With over 20 years of organic farming experience, we have a deep respect for the
earth and understand the value healthy farming practices.
Organic & All Natural
At The Oil Barn we believe that organic and natural is better. We never use any chemical solvents in our extraction process. Our oil is all natural, low temperature, expeller crushed from hi-oleic safflower grown on our farm.
Unlike many other companies, The Oil Barn does not use any chemicals or materials to refine, bleach or deodorize our oil. We leave it exactly how it comes out of the seed to give you the full value of 100% natural oil in high nutrition, mild, clean taste, pleasing aroma and golden color.
Safflower oil, as the name infers, is made from the extract of safflower seeds.
It has an oleic-acid content normally between 80% and 83%, one of the highest of all cooking oils on the market, giving it stability for high-temperature cooking. The high oleic-acid content also contributes to lowering bad (LDL) choleserol and maintaining good (HDL) cholesterol.
In addition to being all natural, our oil also has great cooking benefits because of the varieties we use and our soil climate. Whether you are deep frying, baking, stir frying or sautéing our oil is right for you. Its mild flavor also makes it a great choice for salad dressings.
It naturally contains the antioxidant Vitamin E2 (alpha-tocopherol) and because our oil is unrefined (meaning we do not use any bleaching or deodorizing chemicals or materials in our production) that nutrient is not removed. At the same time it is also low in saturated fat.
Because of the high oleic-acid content in safflower oil, is has great stability which allows it to last longer in fryers than other oils before breaking down and needing to be replaced. It also has a longer shelf-life allowing it to be stored for many months before being used.
If you are reusing your cooking oil, you may notice this oil darkens quicker because of its high antioxidant content. This does not mean that the oil has reached the end of its fry life. The best method to determine oil performance is by sampling your food; use it as long as the wonderful aroma and taste of fresh oil remains.
Recent clinical studies have also shown that a daily serving of safflower oil can reduce abdominal fat, increase muscle tissue and has demonstrated improved gylcemia, imflammation and blood lipids in women with type 2 diabetes.
Check out Dr. Oz's interview with Montel Williams regarding safflower oil and losing inches off your belly.
At The Oil Barn we understand the importance of sustainable farming. We have recently installed a waste oil processing system that allows us to convert waste vegetable oil into fuel for our farm equipment. We have made modifications to our tractors and, where possible, we collect the waste oil from our customers and use that to fuel the equipment that plants our crops. With these additions to our farming model, we are able to dramatically reduce waste and receive value from every stage in the life of our oilseed.
325 Kamut Lane
Big Sandy, MT 59520