If you are amongst those who don't comprise both health and taste, chances are high that at this moment, a jar or bottle of sunflower oil will be found on your kitchen shelf. For, with its high smoking point, the slightly amber-colored sunflower oil is considered perfect for Indian cuisine. And not to say, the oil boasts of several health benefits, including its ability to strengthen the human immune system, lower cholesterol, protect against asthma, improve heart health, etc. Interestingly, for these very reasons, sunflower is today known more as a source of edible oil, and less as a flower!