Safflower is a plant. It was used for coloring and flavoring foods, in medicines, and making red and yellow dyes. For the last fifty years or so, the plant has been cultivated mainly for the oil extracted from its seeds.
Safflower oil contributes vitamin E to your diet. You’ll get 4.6 mg of the vitamin or 23 percent of your recommended daily intake when you consume one tablespoon of safflower oil.