We live in a world where anything labelled 'fast' and 'cheap' sells like hotcakes. It is all about immediate consumption, from technology to food delivery service and fashion. Also, we always follow the latest trends for healthy products and pay little attention to our everyday cooking oils. We only focus on buying the most low-calorie foods and healthy snacks endorsed by our favourite celebrities that look appealing!
But have we ever considered why we use a particular cooking oil in our kitchens? Why is the same packet of oil bought for years and years?
Despite the fact that there is a significant rise of lifestyle diseases, we don’t get to the root of this problem. Our meals and snacks are cooked in oil at least 3-4 times a day and we still don’t understand the need to use the best oil.
Did you know that the popular oil used in our kitchen is just another fast-processed item and is not part of our authentic food culture?
On the other hand, Wood-pressed oils are natural and chemical-free oils made from the best quality seeds. Wood-pressed oils have been an important part of our Indian culture and, therefore, need to return to our kitchens!
They are made in traditional wood churners and use labour and skill to extract even the smallest yield from seeds. This lengthy and detailed process helps retain the essential nutrients and flavours in a wood-pressed oil.
In olden times, wood-pressed oils were most popularly called "Chekku," "Ghani," and "Kolhu"(read more with link to history of wp oils). The process of extracting oil required a long cylindrical instrument made of wood called a Ghani. The basic steps remain the same; however, we have automated the manual labour tasks to minimize human intervention to extract wood-pressed oils. At our manufacturing unit, oil is extracted in a GMP certified hygienic and sterilised environment to avoid contamination. We then get each bottle tested by our experts before dispatching them.
This process ensures that hygiene, flavour, and fragrance are intact after the crushing of seeds. Also,this procedure makes wood-pressed oils a healthy oil that makes our everyday food even more nourishing.
Whether you want to switch to a healthier lifestyle, follow an easy diet with home-cooked food or fight diabetes, wood-pressed oil is healthy.