WOOD COLD-PRESSED OILS
ibOrganic is happy to introduce chemical-free cold-pressed oils made from Coconut, Groundnut, Sesame, and Niger seeds in glass bottles to your doorstep.
Whether you use groundnut oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, or any kind of oil for cooking, they are all produced in one of two ways. You might not be able to tell the difference while cooking or while tasting food, but the two distinct methods of production – cold-pressed and hot-pressed end up becoming completely different finished products.
The first difference between the two types of oil is the way they are made. In cold pressing, oil is extracted at room temperature and the acid value is relatively low, so oil products are obtained after precipitation and filtration. This means that there is no need for any refinement. Hot pressing involves extracting oil at high temperatures, and because the acid value rises significantly, it loses most of its natural quality. therefore hot-pressed oils are refined to make them fit for consumption.
Cold-pressed oil retains most of its natural physiological and chemical properties and most importantly its original taste. Unlike cold-pressed oil, hot pressed oil retains little of its natural composition. The high temperatures not only change the chemical structure of the oil, but in the process, a lot of important substances like vitamin E, sterols, and carotenoids.
The yield for cold-pressed oils is an average 35% of the total weight of the total oil content, while hot pressing oils yields an average of 45% of the total oil content. When cooking, cold-pressed oils do not foam or silt, while it is possible for hot-pressed oil to undergo these changes while cooking.
From a health perspective, cold-pressed oil is a wise choice. Hot pressed oils undergo oxidization, which can cause complications like cancer and inflammation. Moreover, a lot of healthy compounds are lost from the oils while hot pressing, whereas in cold pressing, all beneficial compounds are retained. Another important factor that makes cold-pressed oils a better choice is that it involves no refinement, unlike hot-pressed oils which are refined to improve taste and acidic content.
Cold-pressed oils retain all their essence, aroma, and nutritional value. Making use of these oils are great for cooking and skincare requirements. They contain zero trans fatty acids and are naturally cholesterol-free.