I see some "cloud" at the bottom of the bottle. What's that?
After sunflower seeds are pressed, the oil is allowed to sit for up to 10 weeks so the very fine bits of seed (we refer to this as “cloud”) settle to the bottom and the oil is left clear.
When the clarified oil is decanted off the top you are left with a delicious cold-pressed sunflower cooking oil. Occasionally some traces of the cloud remain and settle to the bottom of the bottle and become visible.
It actually adds to the flavor – it’s an OK thing!
In case you’re curious further, the settlings, or cloud, and also the meal (the leftovers when the oil is pressed from the seed) all come back to the farm as bison treats – they love the stuff!
frying, baking, sautéing, – salad dressings, too!