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Filtering the edible oil is the same process which we used sieve for home made juice.
After extracting edible oil, different micron levels of cotton cloths used to separate , if any solid particles. In this filtration process no single chemical used.
What are filtered oils?
Filtered oils are oils filtered through strainers or others equipments to remove the solid particles and contaminants from the oil but no chemicals are used in the process. They are generally dark and cloudy in appearance and have a peculiar seed smell from which they are extracted.
What are refined oils?
Refined oils are generally treated with chemicals to further rid the oil from impurities, odour and give it a more clear appearance. Most oils sold in the market are refined oils. Also read – is your cooking oil making you unhealthy?
Are filtered oils better than refined ones?
Filtered oils are better than refined ones as they are less processed and treated hence have a higher value of nutrients in them. Refined oils are devoid of beta carotene, vitamin E and minerals.
Another benefit of using filtered oil is that since they have a strong aroma, they are used in lesser amounts helping you manage weight and lipid levels better. They also contain higher amount of vitamins and minerals which add to your overall nutrient intake.
Explains celeb nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar in her YouTube video that filtered oils are healthier as they are produced at a lower temperature so the nutrients are retained and the fatty acid bonds do not become toxic. In case of refined oils, the process is done at a much higher temperature so the oil does not retain any of its natural flavor or taste.