Cold pressed oil means the seeds are pressed in a low temperature that is below 36°C /98°F. This ensure their beneficial fatty chains are intact, and dont lose out on their goodness.
Commercial edible oils in supermarkets are generally hot pressed oils. Hot pressed oil means the seeds are roasted and pressed under very high temperature (above 49°C /120°F)
They also add petro-chemicals during the extraction process to get more oil out of the seeds.
Edible oils purchased in stores are known as "RBD" oils. These are oils that have been Refined, Bleached and Deodorized. As a result, these oils are generally tasteless, odorless, and colorless regardless of the original oilseed type or quality.
Multiple over processing like this, makes the resultant oil devoid of any benefits, and makes them anti-inflammatory, which is a big concern today for most people.
We have been using these commercial for decades now due to savvy marketing campaigns, but it is only in the recent times, through awareness about the importance and benefits, cold pressed oils became very popular once again.
Cooking Heat - Medium-High. Flavor - Bold. Suitable for medium-high heat: Perfect for sauteing, baking, dipping, blending into a dressing/sauce, drizzling on a finished dish, or as a substitute for butter.
The Hazelnut Butter is my absolute favourite! I have it on sweet breads, with bananas, in smoothies and now have dangerously begun eating heaping spoonfuls straight from the jar 🙈 - can’t get enough of it!
Thank you Vijaya! We feel the same way about the Hazelnut Butter :) Once you taste it, you know theres no returning!