Traditionally, south India was known for using cold pressed oil. Bullocks were led around the ‘chekku’, turning the wooden crusher to extract oil.In this method a long cylindrical contraption called ‘Ghani’(Marachekku) is used. This being the simplest method for “cold pressing the oil” out of the seed doesn’t involve the generation or addition of heat. The residue is used as fodder for the cattle.
Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats. Saturated fats not only increase the healthy cholesterol (known as HDL) in your body, but also help to convert the LDL “bad” cholesterol into good cholesterols.
The oil is not heated during the manufacturing process, hence it contains the original nutrition and flavours. The oil prepared by this process were the ones that gave strength, stamina and long life to our Ancestors.Pure cold-pressed oil is not refined. It is also rich in antioxidants, which boosts immunity.
Peanut oil, also known as groundnut oil or arachis oil, is a mild-tasting vegetable oil derived from peanuts. The oil is available with a strong peanut flavor and aroma, analogous to sesame oil.