Properly selected vegetable oil can give a dish a unique taste and special aroma. A few drops of a quality product will significantly improve the taste and appetite. It is the cold-pressed oils that are used to diversify the diet at a high level.
Everything you need to know about cold-pressed oils
The technology of obtaining oil by cold pressing implies the processing of crushed raw materials in a press at a temperature below 40C. During the cleaning process, no chemicals are used, as a result - a high-quality natural product.
The value of cold-pressed oils lies in the fact that the vitamins and minerals contained in the raw materials are retained in the final product. Pay attention to the main components confirming the purchase of a high quality product:
the container is made of dark glass;
marking indicating the method of obtaining oil;
the product is transparent, thick, without foreign inclusions;
the shelf life will not be long, since the oil has not undergone heat treatment and does not contain preservatives;
the product is produced in small quantities, so the cost is high.
The use of different types of cold-pressed oils in cooking
Cold-pressed oils are present in most of the world's cuisines. Both culinary specialists and doctors unanimously recognize the undeniable benefits of the product for the human body, because it is the basis of a balanced diet.
Flaxseed - used as a dressing for vegetable salads, added to cereals. In combination with spices and other types of oils, the unpleasant taste is neutralized.
Amaranth is actively used by people who follow a diet or proper nutrition. Suitable for baking, salad dressing.
Hemp - pleasant nutty flavor, low calorie content, used in nutritional systems. It is recommended to add to soups, side dishes, salads. Use for baking allows you to get a fragrant crust and keep the crumb fresh for a long time.
Black cumin oil is a unique product that goes well with vegetables, cereals, legumes, rice, baked goods. Ideal for oriental cuisine and original fruit desserts.
Sesame - will be an excellent addition to light soups, marinades, hot dishes of meat, poultry, fish, vegetables. Combines with cereals, emphasizes rice dishes. Not replaceable for baking.
Pumpkin - used in small quantities due to its rich aroma for dressing salads, cereals, side dishes, stewed vegetables, mashed potatoes, soups. It goes well with baked vegetables, potatoes, meat, fish.
It is not recommended to use cold-pressed oils for frying, as it foams a lot and has a rich taste. In addition, prolonged heat treatment can contribute to the formation of carcinogenic and other harmful substances.
Consumption rates of cold-pressed oils
Cold-pressed oil is used as a dressing for vegetable salads, side dishes, marinades, so it is important to purchase a product that guarantees premium quality.Extravirgin is a special product classification marking adopted by European legislation. Translated from Spanish, "virgin" means pure, real, without impurities.
Cold-pressed oils are a concentrated, saturated product. Despite the fact that it is perfectly absorbed by the body, there are a number of restrictions and recommendations for inclusion in the daily diet. Adults are recommended to consume in an amount not exceeding 35 ml. Children's consumption rate is two times less. Don't forget about the high calorie content of oils. Oil that is used for medicinal purposes should be taken on an empty stomach, one teaspoon daily. Before starting a treatment course, consult your doctor in order to avoid unpleasant health consequences.