‘Kachi Ghani’ in Hindi means cold-pressed. It is an age-old process of extracting oil from mustard seeds. Mustard seeds are slowly squashed at a low temperature that helps retain the natural properties in the oil.
At Gramya Farms this exact age-old method is used to make cold pressed mustard oil.
Mustard oil is rich in Omega 3 & 6, Vitamin E, minerals and antioxidants.
High MUFA content may aid in improving your heart health by lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, if you make it a part of your regular diet.
Mustard oil has strong antimicrobial properties, is anti-inflammatory and is antibiotic in nature.
Pure, unadulterated, cold pressed mustard oil in a regular diet can result in healthy skin, hair and help improve circulation and boost metabolism.
Cold pressed Mustard oil has tolerance to high temperatures that makes great oil for frying.
Store in cold and dry place.
*Gramya Farms cold pressed mustard oil contains no added artificial flavours, colours or fillers. It is naturally brown or reddish amber in colour.
Is mustard Oil healthy?
Mustard oil contains high levels of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fats (PUFA). PUFA has very little cholesterol and can decrease the risk of heart diseases. PUFA also contains fatty acids your body cannot produce; omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and omega-6 linoleic acid (LA) is also present in mustard oil and it has low content of saturated fats. Which makes it a very healthy alternative.
There are numerous health benefits of mustard oil-
-It's a great stimulator of blood circulation and digestion.
-Has antifungal and anti–bacterial properties.
-Helps boost appetite.
-Aids in muscle growth
-Provides relief from arthritis and rheumatism.
What is the process of making cold-pressed mustard oil?
Cold-pressed or ‘kachi-ghani' is a slow process of extracting mustard oil from mustard seeds by crushing them at a very low temperature. A wooden crusher is used to slowly crush mustard seeds by maintaining a very low temperature to retain the natural nutritional properties of mustard seeds along with the flavour and aroma.
Which oil is better: refined oil or cold pressed oil?
Refined oil is a natural oil that is chemically processed using solvents to remove impurities, odour, and contaminants. Grinding at a high speed on machines to extract oil also generates tremendous amounts of heat which degrades the natural nutrition and taste of the oil. Other than the trans fat produced in this process which is harmful for our cardiovascular health. It is always wise to go for natural, cold-pressed oils and include them in your daily diet as this ancient extraction process is long and slow and generates minimal heat due to which the oil retains all its natural nutritional values along with the taste and aroma. Other than being good for your overall health.
Should you smoke cold-pressed mustard oil?
Mustard oil has a very high smoking point and hence is considered very good for cooking and frying. But we should take care not to overheat it because it destroys the useful nutrients into harmful compounds.
Is mustard oil good for hair and skin?
Massaging your scalp with mustard oil regularly will give you nourished, shiny and soft hair as the oil is rich in monounsaturated fat (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fat (PUFA) which are beneficial for deep conditioning your hair. Due to the high presence of vitamin E and alpha linolenic acid, mustard oil is good for hydration of the skin. It helps slow down the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while keeping your skin hydrated.