When you use an edible oil in cooking or in salads, you might not recognize a great difference between a cold-pressed oil Vs a regular oil but there is a world of difference in their nutritional profile and chemical compositions.
Why is it important to choose the right kind of oil? The kind of oil we consume determines not only our cardiovascular health but also how we look and feel. Our skin, hair, etc also get affected by the oil that we intake.
Let's look at the differences between the 2 types of oils
The basic and major difference between cold-pressed oils and regular oils is the manufacturing process. Cold-pressed oils are placed in a cylinder-like press which is continuously rotated to crush the oil-bearing seeds to extract the oils at low temperatures. Regular/Refined oils are extracted using high temperatures. Moreover, chemical solvents are added during extraction to increase the yield. These processes in extraction makes a great difference in the flavour and nutrition of the oils
Those who are interested in eating healthy tend to gravitate naturally towards cold-pressed oil rather than regular/refined oils. This is because Cold-pressed oils are rich in essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin C, and other healthy fats as they preserve the potent nutrients of their ingredients and maintain their natural form.
Due to high temperatures during extraction of refined oils, the nutritional potency goes down by a lot and due to this risk of heart strokes and hypertension increase considerably.
Regular oils undergo hydrogenation process and are further treated with harmful chemicals to increase their shelf-life and yield capacity. On the other hand, since cold-pressed oils are unfiltered and minimally processed, they have a shorter shelf-life and produce a lower yield which is what makes them somewhat more expensive than refined oils
Cold-pressed oils are suitable for food prepared in medium to low heat due to their low smoking points whereas hot-pressed oils are preferred for preparing meals at high temperatures due to their high smoking points.
Though switching to cold pressed oils can tell on your budget, it will definitely pay for itself in terms of your heart health and wellbeing. At Let’sLive, our endeavor has always been to provide the best quality of food products and over time we are becoming synonymous with all natural and organic products. Our range of cold pressed oils are very popular varieties and we are sure that you will really enjoy them!
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