"It will give you many years of a healthy life!" This phrase can briefly describe the useful properties of any sea buckthorn and pine nut oil.
Sea buckthorn fruits are widely used in medicine as a treatment of many diseases, and are also successfully used in natural cosmetology. The oil obtained from pine nuts is very rich in vitamins and various mineral elements that are useful for humans. In addition, pine nut oil is widely used in cooking - thanks to it, meat dishes acquire a piquant taste, it is used as marinades for fish, added to salads and desserts.
In this article, we will talk about how these unique products are made.
Production of sea buckthorn oil by first-cold pressing.
Sea buckthorn oil is produced from the pulp and seeds of sea buckthorn berries, containing up to 10% of valuable vegetable fat. Natural oil is made 100% from sea buckthorn by direct cold pressing.
The production of sea buckthorn oil by this method includes three stages:
1) The juice is squeezed out of the sea buckthorn berries, which is then settled in a cold and dark place. When settling, the oil floats to the surface, after that it is removed with a special strainer. The sea buckthorn oil obtained in this way is considered to be of the highest quality.
2) The pomace remaining after squeezing the juice is additionally grinded, filled with plant oil, infused and separated by pressing. This oil is lighter and it is valued slightly lower than the oil obtained at the first stage.
3) The remaining pomace is dried, ground in a grinder, poured with olive oil, infused for 2-3 weeks, then filtered and stored in a dark flask before consumption.
Siberian traditions of pine nut oil production.
The highest quality pine nut oil is pressed only by first-cold pressing on a wooden press and immediately poured into sterile glass bottles so as not to lose its healing properties.
The pressing pine nut oil (also called cedar oil) consists of a frame, a wooden (oak) barrel (in this case, the raw material is filled in with a cedar nut kernel), a removable bottom with grooves for draining oil, a plate-stand on which the barrel is placed with a removable bottom.
First, an oak barrel is covered with a linen bag and 2 kilograms or a 4.4 pounds (barrel capacity) of pine nuts are rammed into the bag. Pine nuts are placed on caprolon pistons (light on the outside, strong on the inside) and manually create pressure on the piston using a pressing jack.
A few movements of the jack and the first drops of oil flow down in a thin stream from the barrel. The ratio of raw materials and oil is 1:3. For example, to get a liter of oil, you need to squeeze 3 kilograms of nuts.
The oil turns out to be beautiful in color – transparent, with an amber tint and very fragrant.
The production of sea buckthorn and pine nut oil by cold pressing is 100% confidence in the purity and naturalness of the most valuable medicinal product, as well as a guarantee of its high quality!