Information Profile @ a Glance

  • India is the largest producer of safflower (2.0 lakh tones) in the world with highest acreage (4.3 lakh hectares) but with an average productivity of only 465 Kg/ha.
  • Plants are 30-150 cm tall with globular flower heads (capitula) and commonly, brilliant yellow, orange or red flowers. Achenes are smooth, four-sided and generally lack pappus.
  • Safflower produces oil rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (linoleic acid 78%) which play an important role in reducing blood cholesterol level.
  • Safflower requires a minimum of about 120 days to produce a crop, but 140 to 170 days is more common for March planted crops, and allows for sufficient time for seed moisture to reach 8%, the level required for harvest.
  • Safflower should be harvested when the moisture content of the seed is 8% or less.
  • Safflower oil or kardi oil Available , contains PUFA in the form of linoleic acid. Like sunflower oil, this oil too should be used in combination with red palm oil or palmolein oil.
  • India has 63.2% of the world acreage of safflower, and accounted for 43.9% of the world production seed yield was 69.4% of the average world yield
  • In India, safflower occupies the seventh place in the area dedicated to oilseeds. Nearly 99% of the area under the crop is located in the southern plateau.

Overview of Safflower
  • Carthamus tinctorius
  • Safflower Network
  • Plant for a future
  • False saffron
  • All About Safflower
  • Crop profile
Current Trends
  • Engineering Technology
  • Safflower Research
  • Rank Commodity
  • Safflower Improvisation
  • Safflower Genetic Resources
Equipment and suppliers
  • Safflower Petal Collectors
  • Safflower Protein Concentrate
  • Harvesting and Threshing Equipment
  • Hebei Machinery
  • Safflower Thresher - Video file
Health Benifits
  • High Oleic Safflower Oil
  • Nutritive Value of Safflower Oil
  • Safflower Oil - Benefits
  • Pharmacological Benefits
  • Effects of Safflower oil
Processing Techniques
  • Small-scale oilseed processing
  • Oilseed Processing for
  • Small-Scale Producers
  • Processing safflower
  • Safflower oil USP Grade
  • Revival of an ancient crop - Safflower
  • Market Information
  • Cost and Return Estimates
  • Fact Sheet
  • Feasibility Study
  • Safflower Market
  • Market Strategies
Natural Colour
  • Carthamin in Safflower
  • Carthamin Product Description
  • Natural coloring agents
  • Dyeing
  • Enzymic Synthesis
  • Safflower Yellow
Safflower Based Products
  • Commercial products
  • Encapsulated Form
  • Safflower Germplasm
  • Genesis Seeds
  • Safflower Pigment
  • Safflower Paint
  • Safflower oil Supplement
  • Powdered Pigment
  • Safflower Seed
  • Growing Safflower
  • Growing Flowchart
  • Healthy Fair and Profitable
  • Management and Adaptation
  • Complete Guide
  • Safflower Field Guide
  • Safflower Production
  • Safflower Cultivation
  • Cultivation Steps
  • Safflower Cultivation
  • Safflower production technology
  • Safflower Diseases
Importers and Exporters
  • Jedwards International  
  • Meridian Safflower Oil
  • Semibiosys
  • Manufacturers Suppliers Exporters
  • China Aroma Chemical
  • Suppliers & Exporters
Trade leads

  • Tianjin yongze international trade co.
  • Shanghai Youngsun Foods CO
  • Rozana Foods Pvt Ltd
  • Jahan Vegetable Oil Co.