As we know oils that we use for cooking extract from seeds, fruits or vegetables, and also nuts.
Cold pressing is the method of oil extraction by oil seeds which may include sunflower, sesame, canola, coconut, or olive seeds without using any heat to extract as that degrades the oils flavor and nutritional quality.
The cold-pressing process involves crushing seeds or nuts and forcing out the oil through pressure without heat.
In previous times, a long cylindrical contraption known as ‘ghani’ use to extract oil from oilseeds.
Ghani is a mortar and pestle device made of wood or stone that used to extract oil under pressure from oil-bearing seeds.
This is the simplest technique for cold pressing oils out of a seed as it didn’t involve the generation of too much heat.
Why You Should Switch To Standard Cold Pressed Oil
1. Nutritionally Rich
Be it traditional lakdi ghana/Kachchi Ghani/chekku ennai or commercially prepared extra virgin oils (made using temperature-controlled expeller pressing method).
Cold-pressed oils retain most of the proteins, vitamins, phospholipids, antioxidants, lecithin, etc.
By obtaining these essential nutrients from an all-natural source is a much wiser and holistic choice than getting them from multivitamin pills.
2. Chemical Free
While refining, various chemicals are used like Hexane, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda), Bleaching Agents, etc.
And on top of that chemicals like Propyl Gallate, BHA, BHT are introduced as preservatives!
Now not all of these were toxic or carcinogenic, but if you are someone who is conscious about living organically and staying away from chemicals, you should consider switching back to cold-pressed!
3. Forgotten Flavors
Cold-pressed sunflower oils, their flavor, and aroma compliment all Indian foods and the spices well. Get these forgotten flavors back into your food.
4. Environmental Impact
Lower your carbon footprint when you are consuming less processed things and saving the environment too.
5. Way of Life
Cooking with cold-pressed sunflower oils has been a tradition not only in India but also in other countries.
Few Things To Remember
6. Storage Life
Cold pressed oils have limited shelf life of (max 6 months).
You can always maximize the shelf life by storing it in cold places or refrigerate and dark (think non-transparent bottles) places.
Hence, it is advisable to use them up as soon as possible to reap their full nutritional benefits.
7. Using it up
Every time you open a bottle of any cold-pressed cooking oil use it within 45days.
You can now order our pure cold pressed sunflower oil!!
Originally posted 2021-04-04 18:12:03.