Refining process. Why unrefined?

Healthy unrefined oils, although packed with taste and aromatic, are unknown to most people. There are only a few people who realise that oils have taste and aroma. Rapeseed oil triggers the scent of blooming rapeseed fields, sunflower oil tastes like sunflower seeds, flaxseed oil is full of subtle nut flavour and coconut oil has a wonderfully delicate coconut aroma.

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Hexane – a solvent used in the food industry.

A short characteristics of hexane – a solvent commonly used for oil production. Pressing is the oldest method of obtaining oil from seeds. However, marcs contain as much as 15%-20% of fat which leads the oil production industry to implement so called solvent extraction. The extraction process refers to immersing marcs (seed pulp) in hexane (petroleum solvent). Then, as a result of diffusion, fat remaining in marcs is extracted. The obtained fraction is distilled in order to remove the solvent. The efficiency increases further by over a dozen percent and everybody is happy. But does it really refer to everybody?

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