Title Info
Common name Safflower
Scientific name Carthamus tinctorius
Taxonomic group Asteraceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Economic botany Food plants; Industrial products
Food plants Oils
Keywords Compositae

Safflower. Of west Asian origin, safflower was first used to create red dye for cloth. Today it yields a high-quality oil used in cooking; the oil is high in unsaturated fats.