Cold pressed oils are the latest entry into the weight loss world. Dietitians around the world are trying to incorporate these oils into the diet. It wouldn’t be wrong if it is touted as a magical oil, and hence these oils are considered to be the best oils in the world. The oil is obtained by pressing and grinding a fruit or a seed with the use of a heavy granite millstone or traditional wooden pestle.
The methods of oil extraction tend to produce heat through friction, which is why extreme care is taken to maintain the temperature of cold-pressed that is usually low, around room temperature. Pure cold-pressed oil is known to retain all its flavour, aroma, and nutritional values. They are not just limited to basic nutritional needs, but they have several additional health benefits. The cold-pressed oils belong to the category of functional products and contain several bioactive substances. Besides nutritional and health benefits, cold-pressed oils also enhance the skin and give a distinct flavour to food.
The following article contains a list of different health benefits of cold-pressed oils. So read on-
Good for boosting immunity
Cold-pressed oils are a rich source of oleic acids and they help boost the immune system. They also contain natural antioxidants which help reduce cell damage in our body. For example, cold-pressed coconut oil obtained from fresh and matured kernels of coconut, the white jucy pulp of the coconut, without heating is a good source of immune system booster. The antioxidants present in them prevent free radical damage.
Excellent source of polyunsaturated fatty acids
Pure cold-pressed oil has a nutty flavour and plays a major role in cuisines. They are a good source of polyunsaturated fatty acids. They also contain Vitamin E and phenols, which help in lowering cholesterol levels in the blood, protecting the liver from oxidative damage, and suppressing oxidative stress. Cold press sesame oils are the perfect example of these benefits.
High Nutritional value
Cold-pressed oils have high nutritional value and hence are highly recommended as an alternative to cooking. They are rich sources of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Besides, they also contain zinc and vitamins like vitamin A, C, E, D lecithin, and potassium. Cold-pressed oils also contain bioflavonoids.
Food cooked in cold-pressed oil has an inherent flavor and taste. This is because the original flavors and aroma are kept intact in cold pressed oils. The taste and flavour of the cold-pressed oil blend well with the spices and hence is a good option for overall cooking.
Solvents like hexane and petroleum ether can have deleterious effects on the human body if the solvent plus oil mixture is not properly processed. Hexane can cause depression of the central nervous system and dermatitis. Cold-pressed oils do not need such harmful chemicals for production.
Helps to generate energy
Pure cold pressed oil help in energizing the body. After regular consumption of cold-pressed oils, users have seen an uprise in their overall energy levels.
Founded in the year 2015, by Ms. Suriakumari, who is a mother of two, an experienced cook, an active fitness practitioner who wanted to give healthy food to her kids, Keygees Resources has been in the wellness industry since then. The main objective of the company is to create awareness of the importance of healthy cooking and lifestyle for homemakers.
Now, Keygees Resources has a Registered Brand Name ‘YASHKRI’ under which eight types of pure products are produced and distributed. Currently, YASHKRI has coconut oil, sesame oil, groundnut oil, castor oil, neem oil, almond oil, morning oil and pure cow ghee for households in Malaysia and Singapore. To know more, please do visit our official website- Yashkri.