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What is Cold Pressed Oil? How It’s Made?

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Cold Pressing is a mechanical process in which the oil is extracted and separated from the seeds or nuts without chemical intervention and without the addition of any substances at a temperature that does not exceed 35°C.

Cold Pressed Oil refers to the production process of oils does not generate heat that uses a wood press to extract oil from seeds or nuts.

The term “cold pressed” was coined in 1893 .

In general, Cold means the presence of low temperature, especially in the atmosphere. Cold refers to a low or relatively low temperature when compared with the human body.

Pressing is an act or instance of applying pressure or force to (something) to flatten or shape or squeeze it.

Cold Pressed means – (of an unrefined oil such as sesame oil) produced by pressing the parent seed, nut, or grain at the lowest possible temperature without any further pressing.

Oxford dictionary

Cold Pressed process is better because which is extracting all of the nutrients and live enzymes from the seeds or nuts without adding any heat or without applying heat from an external source since it’s slow and deliberate.

Cold Pressing Oils are super packed with nutrients and vitamins that go straight to your bloodstream for that immediate jolt of feel – goodness in the form of energy. This is nature’s red bull people.

Cold Press is a transitive verb – to press olive or sesame seeds without applying heat from an external source.

Merriam Webster

Cold Pressed Oil which has been produced by direct pressure on the cold untreated nut or seed.

This usually gives a more distinctive flavor than hot pressing or solvent extraction. Also referring to high-grade sesame oil produced from the first pressing of the raw seeds.

Cold Pressed Oil is known to be the healthiest way to cook food which contains adequate amounts of nutrients that can be easily absorbed by your body.

Cold Pressed Oils has been proven to contain more nutrients than oils made in a centrifugal method & solvent expeller method.

This type of oils has been commercially produced for decades but has gained public popularity from 2013 to the present day.

In general, these oils are more expensive than other types of oils, as they are made from 100% seeds or nuts without any added ingredients.

The recent studies have proven that this type of oils tastes fresher and contains more nutrients than regular refined oils.

Cold pressing gives the oils super power and you can make super food.

Why Cold Pressed Oil?

The way the oil is extracted has a direct effect on how the oil tastes in your food and the amount of nutrients it has to offer.

Using heat to extract the oil produces more of it, but heat can degrade the oil’s flavor and nutritional quality. Using low-heat methods produced higher quality oil, though in lesser quantities.

As no heat is involved in the cold pressing process, it retains far more nutrition and living enzymes are kept intact.

Excess heat can increase the quantity of oil extracted, but it compromises its quality and detracts from the natural benefits and degrades the healthiness of the oil.

Centrifugal Method

The centrifugal method or solvent expeller method is used to produce the most common cooking oils found in supermarkets.

The centrifugal method which involves a rapidly spinning strainer. It heats, has static electricity and large amounts of air are drawn in. That compromises and destroys the nutrients that cause oxidation to the oils.

Essential enzymes in seeds and nuts die at temperatures that go above 50 ° Celsius. Any oil extractor using a high-speed blade or centrifuge creates friction heat and destroys vital nutrients, vitamins and living enzymes.

Centrifuge machines will allow you to take control of the quality of the produce, but extraction methods can still destroy vital nutrients, vitamins, and living enzymes.

According to the latest report, cold pressed oils contains more extreme benefits when compared to the centrifugal method.

This makes sure the cold pressed oil is an extremely fine quality and flavor which is unequaled by any other oil extraction method.

But, cold pressed oils keeps all of their flavor, aroma, and nutritional value, making these oils great for all cooking and skin care requirements. They contain zero grams of trans fatty acids and are naturally cholesterol-free.

It is important to note that both solvent extracted and cold pressed oils can be used in cosmetics and skin care, but only cold pressed will deliver goodness to the skin.

Benefits of Cold Pressed Oil

  1. Cold Pressed Oils will provide a vital contribution to your healthier life
  2. They are cholesterol free
  3. They are not refined, deodorized or processed in any way
  4. They do not contain harmful solvent residues
  5. Cold Pressed Oils contain no added chemicals or preservatives
  6. They contain natural antioxidants such as tocopherols (e.g. Vitamin E) and phosphatides (e.g. Lecithin)
  7. The natural flavor and odor is retained, enhancing your favorite recipes


1. cold-pressed. (n.d.) Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014. (1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014). Retrieved February 1 2017 from

2. Cold-pressed juice. (2017, January 28). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 07:26, February 1, 2017, from

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7 Replies to “What is Cold Pressed Oil? How It’s Made?”

  1. Hi, This article is much more informative then other for explaining about cold pressed oil. Thank you.

  2. When I was ordered my first order have not trusted your website that why I have not paid online payment. But after receives your good it was really awesome and my son force to buy the cold pressed oil for taste.

  3. Does we tend to get benefit of cold press oil with all enzymes and nutrients if we use oil for frying and deep frying ?because frying anyway increases the temperature of oil to a considerable extent….

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