Vegetable Oil Press

Vegetable oils are extracted from the vegetable sources and it is mainly used for human consumption in the form of food products. The modern way of extracting the vegetable oil is by using solvent extracts. vegetable oilsAnyway, vegetable oil press is mainly used to extracts oils from the raw vegetable resources by crushing those resources into the machine. This technique is mostly adopted by the upcoming industrial oils, who extract oil from soybeans and corn. The other way which is predominantly followed by many is by physical extraction which doesn’t require any solvent extracts. The vegetable oils can be derived from the following sources

  • Palm
  • Soybean
  • Rapeseed
  • Sunflower seed
  • Peanut
  • Cottonseed
  • Coconut
  • Olive

Soybean, corn, sunflower oil etc. contains omega – 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, so if it is consumed higher, then it might result in some diseases whereas the oils like coconut, palm oils are high in saturated fatty acids which can be consumed without much worries.

vegetable oil press

Different vegetable oil press machines will have different specifications and the press worms in size and length, so it needs to be set accordingly to get the oil squeezed out properly. Some automatic oil press machines needs the press chamber, press screw and the press rings to be pre-heated since the oil need to be processed at a certain temperature

Homemade Oil using Oil Presses

Oils can be prepared from home by having the required equipment which can extract the oil from seeds and nuts.
Oil presses for home equipment are really simple and easy to use. They won’t take up much space, not much power is needed and you can achieve a good quality of oils which are away from the chemicals. It gives you the freshly prepared oil by just pressing the seeds or nuts by means of a machine. Some oils which are being extracted can be used for lighting up lamps. Oil pressesfor home are not usually welcomed by most people but it is a safe way of getting edible oils with high quality.

The residue which is left after the oil is being extracted from the seeds can be used as  feed for animals. Since the oil is being prepared from homes, the facilities are limited and hence we need an extra effort in cleaning and making the oil perfect. Initially the oil will be bitter in taste and cloudy so it requires some cleaning process. Equal amount of warm water should be taken along with the oil inside a container with the nozzle at the bottom. Mix it well and leave the water to settle down. Draw off the water and repeat it for two to three times so that the oil which is left out in the container is free from impurities.