Most refined cooking oils go through a several steps of processing with chemical solvents, steamers, neutralisers, de-waxers, bleach and deodorisers before they end up in the bottle. If you watch the below video on the modern canola oil manufacturing process, and you’ll see why its time for you to switch
In the video they do not relieve the name of the “solvent” but most often used one to extract the oil is the neurotoxin hexane – and as you can see it’s literally bathed in it. Hexane is a cheap it is an by product from the petroleum industry, that’s a serious occupational hazard and toxic air pollutant So, we very well could be eating this chemical every time we cook with hexane-extracted oils. Almost all toxicology research focuses on the industrial use and inhalation of hexane, so no one knows exactly how dangerous eating it is – but it surely isn’t healthy
The Solution: Cold Pressed Oil
If refined oil has little or no nutritional value, then what should you be buying? Doctors and nutritionists suggest that you buy, unrefined and cold processed oils.
Cold pressed oils are oils extracted in a much healthier process using a wooden rotary press. In this method seeds are not tortured at high temperatures or subjected to harsh chemicals.
Instead, temperatures below 40 degrees Celsius are maintained ensuring the oil retains its character.
Once the oil settles, it is just filtered and bottled.
Cold pressed oils are Good Source of Antioxidants
Since the oils are cold pressed, they do not lose out on naturally occurring Vitamin E or tocopherol. Plus, the oils also maintain their levels of essential fatty acids namely omega-3 and omega-6.
No trans Fat and Saturated Fat
No heat processing or chemical flushing means the oil is devoid of trans fat and saturated fats.
Don’t forget to buy your share of healthy oils from our store.