Dietary fats requirement in relation to growing heart problems in present days has been
reviewed. None of the vegetable oils has ideal Omega-6(α-linoleic)/Omega-3 (linolenic)
ratio of 4:5. Although safflower oil has high level of Omega-6 (70 -75 %) fatty acid, its
autoxidation in vitro causes serious problems. This autoxidation of polyunsaturated fatty
acid may be reduced by increasing the level of tocopherol (Vit-E), particularly the gammatocopherol.
Recombination breeding in safflower involving lines, such as, CR-39 and CR-
41 (having high gamma-tocopherol content) and blending safflower oil with other oils
(rice bran, corn oil, mustrard oil, flaxseed oil, sesame oil, etc.) needs intensive researches