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Exploring the Nutritional Dimensions of Cold-Pressed Oils in Everyday Culinary Practices

by Food Drinks Innovation

Shammi Agarwal Director Pansari Group

Oils form an essential part of an individual’s diet. From salads, and main courses to evening snacks, oil is used in every food item. However, choosing the right oil is necessary and cold-pressed oil is one such type of oil which has gained popularity in recent years. Unlike other oils, cold-pressed oil is known for being completely free from chemicals. Studies show that cold-pressed oil helps reduce inflammation as it contains antioxidants and healthy fats.

What Makes Cold-Pressed Oils Different?
When it comes to healthy cooking, edible oils play a vital role. They do not just add flavour to the dishes but all contribute to the overall well-being. Cold-pressed oils are extracted from nuts, seeds and peels. This type of oil does not require heat for extraction instead, it is pressed at the lowest temperatures and the extraction process of regular oils is exactly the opposite. With the help of chemicals, regular oils are made aromatic, making it flavourful and comfortable to use.

Mr Shammi Agarwal the Director of Pansari Group will express his insights on how Oreal Cold-Pressed Mustard (Sarso) Oil’s nutritional dimensions can benefit overall health and in everyday culinary practices. Cold-pressed oils can preserve nutritional integrity. The entire process operates below 120 degrees which prevents the breakdown of heat-sensitive nutrients such as vitamins, antioxidants and phytochemicals, making sure that the oil retains a higher concentration of essential nutrients compared to oils which are extracted through conventional methods.

Benefits of Cold-pressed Oils in Everyday Culinary Practices
Since cold-pressed oil extraction requires minimum heat, it is known for numerous benefits if consumed in appropriate amounts. As these oils are easy to digest they help in weight loss and low cholesterol levels. According to Imarc, in 2023 the India cold pressed oil market size reached INR 674.8 Billion and the market is expected to reach INR 1,151.7 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 5.94% during 2024-2032. Furthermore, consistent consumption of Cold Pressed Oils has been linked to reduced cell damage caused by free radicals within the human body. This positive outcome can be attributed to the oils’ high vitamin E content and the presence of various antioxidants. This also helps in improving the immune system, contributing to health benefits like antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Other than the positive health effects of cold-pressed oils, they are also known for their versatility in the kitchen. From drizzling over salad to using it in baking and roasting, cooking dishes in this oil can bring a burst of flavour and a touch of aromatic elegance. It not only imparts distinct tastes but also brings a healthier alternative to recipes that traditionally call for heavily processed or refined oils. Lastly, while some cold-pressed oils have lower smoke points and are better suited for drizzling or finishing dishes, others, like grapeseed oil or avocado oil, have higher smoke points, making them suitable for stir-frying. Their stability under high heat ensures that the nutritional benefits are retained, making them a healthier choice for sautéing and stir-frying.

In short, cold-pressed oils are a healthy alternative to refined cooking oils as they are less processed and retain more nutrients and antioxidants. So using cold-pressed oil in everyday culinary practices can be a flavorful, well-balanced and health-conscious choice. As awareness of the nutritional dimensions of cold-pressed oils grows, more and more people are likely to accept these wholesome alternatives in their kitchens for a healthier and tastier culinary experience.

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