Functional and nutritional health benefit of cold-pressed oils

a review


  • S Chandra
  • M Kumar
  • P Dwivedi
  • L P Shinde


Cold pressed oil, Functional benefits, Nutritional benefits, bioactive compounds


Kachi ghani or cold pressed it means pressing the oil grains with force and oil is extracting. Its processed at lower temperature does not alter the properties of the oil which contains a higher phenolic content, flavour, aroma and nutritional value. The nutritionally valuable bioactive components of cold-pressed oils were presented such as: tocopherols, sterols, carotenoids and phospholipids with oxidizing properties partly removed from refined oils or destroyed during the industrial refining. Cold pressed oil does not contain trans fatty acids and are naturally cholesterol, it has great importance for cooking and skin care requirements. In the present study it was emphasized on functional food and nutritional characteristics of cold-pressed oils and the method of its extraction, factors influencing the quality attributes of the obtained oils were also discussed.


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Author Biographies

S Chandra

Chemistry Division, Forensic Science Laboratory, Rohini, New Delhi, India

M Kumar

Department of Chemistry,Vardhman College, Bijnaur,UP, India

P Dwivedi

Department of  R&D, Nutrilis Foods, Noida, UP, India

L P Shinde

Department of Chemistry, NES Science College, Nanded, Maharashtra, India


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Chandra, S., Kumar, M., Dwivedi, P., & Shinde, L. P. (2020). Functional and nutritional health benefit of cold-pressed oils: a review. Journal of Agriculture and Ecology, 9(9), 21–29. Retrieved from