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Cold Pressed Gingelly Oil (Nallennai)

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199.001,895.00 Excl. GST

Gingelly Chekku oil – Black Sesame Seed

Note: The price Chekku Gingelly Oil and Cold Pressed Sesame oils are different due to the quality of seeds used to extract oil. Both are extracted using Marachekku without giving heat, hence it is called as Cold Pressed Oil in English.

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STANDARD COLD PRESSED OILS VS. PREMIUM COLD PRESSED OILS

Note: Standard here means Standard Oils & Refined oils that you get in the market.

Standard cold pressed oil seeds can be pressed to extract oil (Like pressing juice from a fruit). Sesame seeds, Coconut, Groundnut/Peanut, Olive, etc are a few from which oil can be extracted by just pressing, which is a natural process.

Steps

PREMIUM COLD PRESSED OIL processing steps

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Oil seeds are cleaned and dried to remove any moisture in it

Natural drying using sunlight

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The seeds are then crushed using a slow grinding machine with a Pestle and Mortar. (Just like pressing juice from a fruit)

Natural squeezing

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The oil extracted is then filtered to separate the oil from the seed pulp

Natural gravity sedimentation

“Chekku”, “Ghani” & “Kolhu” oil are some colloquial words used in India to describe Cold Pressed Oil machines.  This is THE NATURAL METHOD OF EXTRACTING OIL. Since no heat is applied during the extraction (unlike refined oils) this natural method is known as COLD PRESSED.

standard cold pressed oil

STANDARD COLD PRESSED OILS:

Other oils seeds such as rapeseed (canola), soybean, corn, sunflower, safflower, etc CANNOT yield oil through natural extraction techniques. These vegetable oils were non-existent until the early 1950s, when chemical treatment and processing (refining) techniques allowed them to be extracted. Because these oils are chemically extracted, they need to be refined. Our bodies weren’t meant to consume chemically extracted refined oil.

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STANDARD COLD PRESSED OILS PROCESS

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Oil seeds (groundnuts, sesame, coconut, sunflower seeds, etc) are crushed and then heated in a steam bath – 110 to 2000 Celsius

HIGH TEMPRATURE

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The mixture of oil and seed pulp is then chemically processed with a hexane solvent to extract any residual oil from the pulp. (Hexane is produced by refining crude petroleum oil)

HEXANE SOLVENT

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This resulting mixture is then put through a centrifuge and phosphate is used to separate the oil from the seed residues

PHOSPHATE

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Water degumming: Here water is added. This reaction with water results in hydrated phosphatides, which can be separated by decantation or by centrifuges.

HYDRATED POPHATIDES

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Neutralization: The resulting product from the above steps contains fatty acids, phospholipids, pigments, waxes, etc. These impurities are removed by using caustic soda (sodium hydroxide) or soda ash (sodium carbonate). The refined oil is lighter in color, less viscous and easily prone to oxidation

CAUSTIC SODA/SODA ASH

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Bleaching: This is done to remove off coloured materials. Bleaching agents are used in this process

BLEACHING AGENTS

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Deodorization: Pressurized steam at very high temperatures (500F) is used to remove volatile compounds which cause off odours and taste in the final product.

HIGH TEMPRATURE

This process kills all the nutrition and alters the molecules in unfavourable ways – making it very unhealthy. This chemical process yields “oil” that is very unhealthy, but very consistent in terms of colour, smell, odour and shelf life.

When you take a natural food product and expose it to multiple chemical processes, how can it be natural and healthy?

Multiple studies have linked consumption of refined oils to many chronic diseases. Chemically extracted oils lead to inflammation within the body, elevated blood triglycerides and an impaired insulin response, etc.

Standard Cold Pressed Oils vs. Premium Cold Pressed Oils

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