Are cold-pressed oils good for your health?

Organic Mustard Oil

In today’s world, oils that are healthy, unadulterated, chemical and preservative-free are hard to find. Oil is a part of our day-to-day lives as it is widely used in cooking, skincare and haircare but little do we know about its extraction. Which variety of oil should we use? Hot pressed oil or cold-pressed oil? Which method retains the most nutrients in the oil? Such questions constantly toggle with our brain and today we are going to guide you through it all.

‘Hot-pressed’ is a method of extracting oil that involves heating to high temperatures which essentially leads to formation of an oil that is devoid of essential nutrients required for the human body. Apart from this, hot-pressed oils involve the use of chemicals which may be harmful for your health. This essentially means that consuming such oils will lead to bad health conditions in the long run. In such a case, we need to switch to cold-pressed oils. Let’s now learn what it is.

‘Cold-pressed’ oils are made using natural and chemical-free methods in low temperatures. These oils are aromatic and flavorful. As the cold-pressed method does not involve roasting, the essential vitamins, fats, and antioxidants are retained. Therefore cold-pressed oils are a healthier alternative to refined and processed oils.

Adya Organics has a variety of cold-pressed oils and here is a list of some of the oils and their benefits:

 Almond Oil

Almond Oil is made using the traditional Kohlu method. In this method, bulls are used to rotate a bamboo roller under conditions of low temperature. This process leads to a 30 percent extraction of the oil from high-quality almonds. Almond Oil that is extracted using the cold-pressed method is high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and is more nourishing.

Mustard Oil
This 100% organic, cold-pressed mustard oil helps boost immunity and fight cholesterol. Known for having a pungent aroma, Organic Yellow Mustard Oil is the most commonly used cooking oil and is also beneficial for the skin and hair. The cold-pressed method used in extracting this oil helps retain its aroma and flavour in the long run.

Groundnut Oil
Made using premium quality groundnuts, Kohlu-pressed groundnut oil is 100% natural, unprocessed, chemical-free, vegan and preservative-free. It contains unsaturated fat which is believed to be a good, healthy source of fat and helps to fight free radical damage and prevent from cardiovascular diseases. Enriched in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, this cold-pressed oil is a good replacement for refined groundnut oil .

Coconut Oil
Organic Coconut Oil is multi-purpose coconut oil for cooking, skincare and haircare. This virgin coconut oil is extracted using the cold-pressed method that retains all the essential nutrients which makes it a healthier alternative to wax-based oils available in the market that uses the heating extraction method. It is enriched in antioxidants and can help to improve the heart health by increasing good cholesterol in your body. It also works as a great moisturizing agent for your skin and scalp.