Organic Cold Pressed Oil
Are you aware that Adding heat to the oil seeds allows producers to extract more oil from the seeds, but simultaneously destroys the delicate flavors and aromas so prized in a good organic cold pressed oil. It should be noted that “cold pressed” means at a temperature not to exceed 80.6°F, not actually “cold.”
So why must we include organic cold pressed oils in our cooking?
1) They retain healthy anti-oxidants that are otherwise destroyed by heat. These anti-oxidants fight harmful free radicals and prevent the growth of tumors.
2) Cold pressed oil is rich in Vitamin E, which has anti-inflammatory, healing properties. It is a good source of oleic acid which strengthens the immune system.
3) Cold pressed coconut oil, despite its bad reputation, contains lauric acid, which fights against harmful pathogens. This compound is also found in human breast milk. According to this article, “Coconut oil contains a lot of medium chain triglycerides, which are metabolized differently and can have therapeutic effects on several brain disorders.”
4) Rujuta Diwekar, in her article for Outlook recommends cold-pressed filtered groundnut oil. “At low temperatures, the fatty acid bonds in the groundnut don’t get destroyed, keeping its heart-protecting abilities intact, along with vitamins and minerals. Groundnuts, with their high Niacin (of the Vitamin B family) content, help stabilise blood sugars”, she writes.