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This land has a great legacy of thousands of years of culture, traditions, research and science. Our ancestors shared their wisdom with us through various scriptures, be it Yoga, Aurved, Rasayanshastra and many other ancient scriptures. Be it food we eat, exercise we do, clothes we wear or fragrances we smell, this land had discovered ways of enjoying life and staying healthy and happy by staying in harmony with nature.

We firmly believe that all we have to do be happy and healthy is it to connect with our own roots. Just eliminate harmful toxic chemicals from our life, eat better quality of food and adopt a lifestyle in harmony with nature. This thought encouraged us to build an ecosystem that provides a platform for various people who make, sell or look for authentic traditionally made Indian things.

In olden times, a long cylindrical contraption called a “GHANA” was used. The oilseeds were placed inside and ground with pestle until the oil came out. This is the simplest method for “Cold Pressing” the oil out of a seed because it doesn’t involve the generation or addition of heat. The residue or the oil cake was used as fodder for cattle.

About Cold Pressed Oil

Cold Pressed Oils Method

Cold pressing refers to oils obtained through pressing oil seeds with a modern wooden press, such as those used at Shreeji's operation in Thane, Maharashtra, India.

Although pressing produces heat through friction, the oilseeds are not precooked and consequently the oil is considered cold pressed - in contrast to large scale solvent extraction and refining operations which strip the oil of natural antioxidants, vitamins and flavor. The solvent extraction method is used to produce most common cooking oils found in supermarkets.

Cold pressed oils retain all their flavour, aroma, and nutritional value, making these oils great for 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.


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

It is a process in which non-preheated oil seeds are pressed only once, with no additional heat and at the lowest temperature (15 to 30 degree) , in order to extract their oil. This type of pressing preserves the nutritional properties of the oil (vitamins, tocopherols, essential fatty acids, pigments, etc.) as well as their aromas.

The temperature never exceeds 30oC during pressing. This heat is a result of friction created by a rotating wooden screw mechanism that moves the oil seeds through the press, grinds them and tries to expel them. The extracted oil is filtered to get rid of its seed residue and then bottled. The term “virgin” is the equivalent of first cold-pressed and can be used for all varieties of oil

The unrefined oils have good mono-unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and are unique in taste and color. These oils are extracted through cold pressing. That means they are not subject to high temperature where their nutrients are altered or destroyed.

The extractor is made up on a wood (vaagai or Bhabhul). Its a non toxic tree. Vaagai finds a mention in Sangam literature as a healing agent for wounds. That is proof of the healing powers of the wood. It absorbs heat and maintains atmospheric temperature in oil extraction. The cold-pressed oil this way is packed with nutrients and health benefits, something which our ancestors enjoyed

FIZZ (Foam) in the oil and its thickness is the PROOF of its Purity stating that there were no chemicals used in their making. All that Glitters is Not Gold. Oil Extracted in a Wooden Churner has FIZZ (Foam) as its Natural Property as No Chemicals are used while extracting them. Especially no Machine Filtration Process is done because filtration requires Heat above Smoke (Boiling) Point to be done. So we perform Manual filtration process by just letting the oil settle down for 12 to 24 hours. Thus these oils are a little Thicker and full of Nutritive Values. Thus Quantity Required for Cooking is less as Compared to Refined oil

To extract the oil on a wooden churner we used the Technique which comes from Ancient India. The seeds are crushed in the wooden churner to extract the oil from it. This maintains the real taste, sweetness and nutritional of the seed in the oil. It also affects the taste of the food cooked in the oil. According to the Indian tradition, so it is nutritional, healthy and tasty

The oil from wooden churner is extracted using the means of Ayurvedas the wood used in the churner is made of selected Neem / Babool /mango trees as suggested by Ayurveda Rishis. Due to this all the natural values are maintained in the oil and is beneficial in the natural way. Therefore for families good health the oil extracted from wooden churner should be used.

Cold pressed oil means that the oil was pressed using a mechanical method. How ever, unlike when normal processing is done, no high temperatures are used during the pressing process to help the oil retain its natural healthy nutrients. When a oil is cold pressed, the temperatures during the pressing process never exceed 30 degrees Celsius. Cold pressed oil is considered to be best quality oil. Cold pressed oil can be used both topically and internally. It is excellent for cooking and baking, and is also a fantastic health supplement, and skin and hair care product. It also makes an excellent daily supplement for dogs and cats. Cold pressed oil, tends to more expensive than normal refined oils, however, it is much healthier. The cold pressed oil has naturally longer self-life. In hot press process, the oil seeds is roasted and oil is extracted using expeller. The hot press process is done at higher temperatures, typically above 98 degree Celsius. By comparison, refined oils are processed at upward of 400 degrees, which degrades the quality of the oil and requires further processing methods such as bleaching and deodorizing

Shreeji oil is 100% pure, natural and there is no refining, bleaching and deodorizing process done.

We filter the oils using gravity settling process. Here in this process fresh extracted Oil is filtered through sedimentation of solid particles in settling tanks. This is traditional method of filtering

By its colour: it’s not too light and not too dark. Translucent oil has generally been refined and oil that is too dark indicates that it has been preheated or pressed at a high temperature. Furthermore, the taste and aroma of the oil must be reminiscent of the oil seed used. It is important for the oil to be in a dark glass container (inert material) with a clearly-indicated expiry date.

Groundnut, coconut, safflower oil for cooking, Black Sesame and sesame oils are recommended for light sautés. Do not overheat the oil (when exposed to a temperature that is too high, a noxious smoke emanates from the oil).

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