Interest in Russian safflower is growing all over the world

Safflower Seed
Market & Price Trends
Published Feb 21, 2024

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Safflower seeds, grown in various regions of Russia for their drought resistance and beneficial effects on field conditions, undergo rigorous testing for quality, safety, and GMO content at the Novorossiysk branch before export. The seeds are utilized in the food, textile, and cosmetics industries to produce oil and dye. Safflower oil, rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E, is highly valued in cooking and cosmetology. Additionally, safflower cake is used in animal and bird feed.
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Each batch of safflower seeds sent for export is tested in the laboratory of the Novorossiysk branch. Employees analyze the phytosanitary condition, quality and safety of seeds in accordance with the requirements of importing countries, and also check for the presence of GMOs. Last year, one shipment was found to have a yeast and mold content discrepancy of 0.8% of total exports. Safflower, or cardon (lat. Carthamus tinctorius), belongs to the aster family and is one of the most drought-resistant oilseeds. This plant is able to extract moisture from deep layers of soil thanks to its powerful root system. Interest in growing safflower has increased due to its versatile use, as well as its beneficial effect on the phytosanitary condition of fields: after growing sunflower, safflower reduces the pressure on the main crop from the spread of a dangerous parasite - broomrape. Safflower is grown in various regions of Russia, such as the Rostov, Saratov and Volgograd regions, as well as ...
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