Cold-pressed oil is a rich oleic acid source that boosts the immune system and contains vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, with healing properties.
The cold-pressed oil preserves healthy antioxidants that are destroyed by being exposed to heat. Cold pressing is the oil extraction process from oilseeds without using heat to extract, diminishing the oil's flavor and nutritional quality. The cold pressing method includes grinding seeds or nuts and taking out the oil through force. The natural antioxidants in the cold-pressed oil help reduce radical cell damage in the body and contain vitamin E, which has anti-inflammatory and healing properties, boosting the immune system. Cold-pressed oil preserves most of its natural physiological and chemical characteristics and, most prominently, its original flavor. Unlike the hot-pressed oils, which undergo oxidization, they could cause cancer and inflammation. Moreover, many healthy compounds are lost from the oils while hot pressing, whereas in cold pressing, all beneficial compounds are retained. Another critical factor of cold-pressed oils is that it involves no refinement, unlike hot-pressed oils, refined to improve taste and acidic content.