Groundnut oil

Organic Groundnut Oil – Cold pressed to order

Can groundnut oil be any finer? Grown by us in our own farms organically, harvested & handled hygienically and extracted in a cold press.

Groundnut oil or peanut oil is considered a healthy cooking oil when consumed in moderation. Rich in unsaturated fats, antioxidants and Vitamin E, it is deemed good for the heart, diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol management. The nutty flavour and neutral taste add depth to dishes and its high smoking point makes it suitable for high heat cooking and frying, albeit not suitable for very high temperatures.

Organic groundnuts are cultivated using practices that make them free of pesticide residues and hence are healthier.

Cold pressed oil extraction is a method where the groundnuts are crushed in a ganuga or ghani to force out the oil purely using physical pressure. This low-heat process retains much of the natural groundnut flavor, taste, antioxidants and nutrients. There is no heating, chemical solvent use or bleaching involved. The oil is left to remain for a couple of days so the sediment settles at the bottom and clear oil stays on top.

At OrganicSiri, we utilize fresh and good quality groundnuts grown organically at our farms for extracting cold pressed oil. So if you were bothered by a rancid smell in groundnut oil in the market, you will see a marked difference with the sweet aroma of our groundnut oil.

But why only on preorder? Well, there are a couple of reasons why we are only milling oil against orders.

To keep the oil delivery fresh

We stock our groundnut produce for consumption as nuts too and produce oil fresh as needed

Pure organic oil costs a lot to make and not everybody appreciates that

A litre of cold pressed organic groundnut oil needs 2.5 – 3 kg of good quality organic groundnuts – this cost itself is much higher than the market price of groundnut oil available in the market. And we are not even adding the cost of oil extraction, packaging and transportation here! The only ways to keep costs low will be to use heat/solvent extraction for higher oil yield, use of low quality nuts or blending with cheaper oils – all of which impact the oil quality. Clearly, our pure cold pressed organic groundnut oil will be a tad pricier.

How to order?

Just the usual way, just remember this will be a preorder in that we will mill the groundnuts after your order and hence it will take longer to deliver. While we try and produce groundnuts round the year, oil availability is dependent on our groundnut stocks.

Written by

Srinivas is an M.Sc. (Agriculture) specializing in Agronomy and is a farm professional associated with farming for the last 30 years. He leads farm production at NaturePinks Gardens.

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