Oil is one of the most important ingredient required while cooking. So choosing a right one is equally important. But what’s generally available in the market? What does people generally consume? If we look out one would majorly come across refined oils which are marketed as healthy oils which isn’t actually true.
According to reports, Cold pressed oils are way healthier than refined oils. They are rich in antioxidants, Vitamin E, and oleic acid. Also, they are free from chemicals added to oils during refining process. They are also more aromatic and hence add more taste to the dishes. But what’s the difference between these two oils as they look the same. It’s the process which makes one healthy and other unhealthy. Let’s go a bit deeper for a better understanding.
Cold pressed oil refers to a method of oil extraction where the oilseeds are crushed and pressed (without using heat) to extract oil. The entire process involves pressure and no heat and that is what makes this oil healthier than any other form.
Whereas in refined oils it is all about filtration of oil through various chemicals and heat that makes the final output very light and shiny in texture. The mechanical process makes the oilseeds lose the majority of nutrients that the human body needs on a daily basis. They are rich in fat and devoid of nutrition completely!
Even if we look back to the ancient times as what type of oil was consumed it was cold press oils. You must have heard of word ‘Kachi Ghani'. The word 'Ghani' refers to a long cylindrical contraption that was used in early days to extract oil from oilseeds. It is more like a mortar and pestle device, made of stone or wood and is used to extract oil with the help of animals like cow or buffalo. This is the oldest and simplest method of oil extraction that involved no heat. Whereas, the modern age oil extraction process involves chemicals, heat, and machines to extract oil from the oilseeds.
As until now you must have understand which oil is good which isn’t but before concluding we would love to give you more insights on cold press oils. Some cold press oils can be cooked at high temperatures whereas some shouldn’t be. For example, sesame oil and olive oil should ideally be used at low temperatures, but mustard oil and sunflower and safflower oil can be used for cooking at moderately high temperatures make sure you look at these aspects while buying as we want ultimate benefits while using these oils. Improper use can reduce its nutritional values which we don’t want to happen.
So what’s making you wait now? You are just a click away you can choose from a wide range of cold press oils available at Bharatrath. We are looking forward to serve you soon :)