While groundnut oil is good for treating dry skin, it does not have any healing properties as such. Therefore, using this oil on skin infections is not advised. It is very thick in nature and could slow down the healing process.
How Can We Use Groundnut Oil For Cooking?
Our Groundnut oil has a strong flavor when smelt raw, but after cooking it doesn’t leave any unwelcome smell on food and actually enhances flavours. It can easily be used for cooking various dishes. You can use this oil for the purpose of shallow frying or even deep frying. This oil has a high smoke point and is a very versatile all-purpose cooking oil.
Will your Sesame oil foam upon deep frying since it is virgin oil?
Firstly, we don’t recommend sesame oil for deep frying. Groundnut or coconut oil is better. Any cold pressed virgin oil is prone to foaming up. To avoid it, put a small lemon-sized tamarind ball and fry it till the bubbles settle. After that, remove it and start cooking. The oil won’t foam. For deep frying, our groundnut oil is better suited. From various customer feedbacks, we understand that our oil does not foam up easily.
Can I use your coconut oil for hair & skin?
Yes, it is entirely chemical free and very beneficial for hair and skin. It’s commonly used as a hair oil. It is also good for massage. Leaving a thin coat of oil on the skin and having a sunbath early morning has many health benefits. Do consult with a doctor if you have any serious ailments or severe allergies.
Does coconut oil solidify in cold conditions?
Yes, it does solidify in cold conditions easily because of more saturated fat. If it doesn’t solidify, there’s a chance of adulteration with some other oil or chemicals. However, it’s just an indication and not conclusive evidence to decide purity or otherwise.
Why are cold-pressed oils more expensive than refined oils?
There is a healthy reason why they are expensive. The cold pressed process itself is a very labour-intensive one using simple devices without external heat or chemicals. The oil got from the seeds is only between 35% to 47%. But 100% of nutrients and natural aroma are maintained. Refined oils use temperatures that go up to 230C and solvents like hexane to extract nearly 99% of oils. By-products like soaps are also obtained. Every bit of the seed is exploited which makes the process a lot cheaper finally. But natural nutrients are lost, properties of the oils are altered, and finally the oil is deodorized to make it smell like what is expected. Cooking will need a lesser quantity of oil when using cold pressed oils and will be worth the investment in health. With PUVI we are not trying to make a cheap oil, we just invest where it matters.
What’s the difference between cold pressed & wood pressed?
The core concept of cold pressed is that the temperature an oil reaches during production should be within limits where nutrients won’t be affected. This can be achieved by various mechanical devices. One of them is using wood to crush seeds. One may use wood, iron, steel, stone and such options as long as the temperature of oil doesn’t go to a point of losing nutrients. What’s really important is the quality of seed, processing without chemicals or adulteration and maintaining the temperature at an optimum level.
Can I use coconut oil for teeth?
Usually sesame oil is used for ‘oil pulling’. But yes, coconut oil also can be used. Coconut oil is the richest source of lauric acid. Our body breaks down lauric acid to monolaurin. Lauric acid and Monolaurin have good anti-bacterial, antifungal and anti-viral properties. However, coconut oil is not a replacement for any medication you may be on. Consult with your doctor if you have any serious health problems.