An Inevitable ingredient of the South
Remember a time when every household prepared their oil with dried coconuts at the local oil mill. The process is laborious and involves everyone in the family from cracking the coconuts, drying them, protecting them from squirrels and crows, taking the dried copra coconuts to the mill, and returning with metal cans filled with flavourful and pungent coconut oil.
Why Chekku Oil?
When oil is extracted in modern machinery it generates high amounts of heat. The nutrients, which are usually destroyed by heat while refining, are retained in this method. Pure cold-pressed oil is not refined, processed, or deodorized. It is also rich in antioxidants, which boost immunity.
Hand-picked coconuts are dried to become copra coconuts. The dried coconuts are pressed in the traditional oil press made from the Vagai tree in the time-tested method without the addition of any preservatives.
The Chekku made out of the Vaagai (or) East Indian Walnut tree absorbs the heat produced during oil extraction. Since no heat is generated during the extraction of the oil, this method helps preserve the nutritional value of the coconut oil and lends a signature aroma and flavor to the oil. The oil is then placed under sunlight until the sediments settle down.
Benefits and Use
100% pure coconut oil can be used for cooking, skin, and hair care. Chekku coconut oil acts as an excellent moisturizer and nourishes the body and scalp. It improves overall immunity and promotes the growth of healthy hair and improves skin texture with regular use. It is a much healthier option compared to refined and processed oils and can be consumed as a part of a balanced diet.
You can now stop the search for Chekku coconut oil in Chennai, by making the best choice with us here online at Mylapore Ganapathy’s.