Ways of producing oil at Akilam Foods:
Ø Cold Pressed Oils are obtained using modern steel press by pressing fruits or seeds resulting in retaining all their flavour, aroma and its nutritional value. This way of extraction is beneficial in many ways either medically or traditional ways for maintaining body health and beauty.
Ø Cold-pressed is basically a technique, which separates the fibre from a particular food item without using any amount of heat. This in turns helps to preserve the natural essence of the food and even helps the food to taste better as the oxidation process is relatively slower.
ØThis method of processing cold pressed oil has many benefits and it’s in practice from ancient times by our ancestors.
Ø Cold pressed retain healthy antioxidants that are otherwise damaged by being exposed to heat. Antioxidants help combat free radicals that cause cell damage in the body.
Difference in production of hot pressed oil over cold pressed oil.
1. Production method of cold pressed oil:
In cold pressing, oil is extracted at room temperature, at around 27 degrees centigrade, 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.
Whereas in hot pressing, oils are extracted at high temperatures where acid value rises significantly resulting in loss of its nutritional value after which they are refined to make fit for consumption. Hence it is thereby recommended to prefer cold pressed oil.
2. Yield and cooking process
Cold Pressed Oil yield is 35% of the total oil content where hot pressed oil yield is 37% of the total oil content but it may result in foam formation while cooking compared to cold pressed oil. Cold pressed oil does not result in any foam while cooking.
Hot pressed oil retains little of its natural composition due to high temperatures, also chemical structure of oil is changed, lot of important substances like vitamin E, sterols, and carotenoids are also lost. Cold pressed oil retains most of its natural physiological and chemical properties and most importantly its original taste. On the bright side, hot pressed oil smells good, especially when extracted from the seeds of oily plants like sesame.
-> Traditional Marachekku Cold Pressed Oil Extracting Machine