Mustard oil has a strong sinus-irritating aroma, a hot nutty taste, and is the choicest cooking medium in most parts Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Orissa, Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Maharashtra and other parts of India.’
The oil makes up about 30% - 34% of the mustard seeds. It can be produced from black mustard (Brassica nigra), brown Indian mustard (Brassica juncea), and white mustard (Brassica hirta) though production from brown Indian mustard (Brassica juncea) is mostly undertaken as it yields higher pungency suited to the Indian palate.
Production of finest quality of mustard oil depends on procuring and processing of the finest mustard seeds. Seeds are sourced from selected suppliers in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh and a randomly selected sample from each consignment undergoes laboratory testing to ensure compliance to quality.
Following QC, the seeds are crushed in a modernized version of the ʻBengal Kholuʼ that produce the same quality of oil as the traditional ox-driven ʻKholuʼ. Conforming to the traditional process, a wooden baton (from the Tamarind tree) is inserted in the crushing bowl to lend a higher pungency to the extracted oil.
Since the oil extracted may contain impurities, the oil is meticulously cleaned by means of sedimentation and double filtration. The purified oil is then packaged under careful supervision in a controlled environment in clean and hygienic containers. Each package is sealed and cushion packed into cardboard boxes such that it reaches you in the same condition as it left us.
Linseed oil, also known as flaxseed oil,is a clear to yellowish oil obtained from the dried ripe seeds of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum). The oil is obtained by cold pressing the seed and is sometimes followed by solvent extraction.
Linseed oil is a "drying oil", as it can polymerize into a solid form. Due to its polymer-forming properties, linseed oil is used on its own or blended with other oils, resins, and solvents as an impregnator and varnish in wood finishing, as a pigment binder in oil paints, as a plasticizer and hardener in putty and in the manufacture of linoleum.
Raw linseed oil is cooked along with industrial dryers to produce Double Boiled Linseed Oil. Heating the oil causes it to polymerize and oxidize, effectively making it thicker and shortening its drying time. It dries more completely and quickly and forms a film on the surface.
Mustard oil cake is a by-product of Mustard Oil production and is widely used as cattle fodder, soil conditioner and also as a raw material in the solvent extraction of mustard oil. The mustard seed residue is cold pressed without any chemicals or additives. The all natural oil cake obtained has a minimum residual oil content of 7.50%. This makes it an effective meal for cattle which in turn promotes a higher output and fat content in milk yield. ’
Mustard oil cake also increases plant yields. In a study conducted in Bangladesh, replacing traditional cow dung amendments with mustard oil cake significantly increased produce yield and quality in a variety of vegetables. Plants treated with it yielded, on average, about 25 percent more viable produce than control groups. In the Philippines study, plants treated with mustard oil cake yielded even more compared to the control group: around 65 percent
Adherents to the principles of organic gardening know that nothing beats a soil-improving, inexpensive steal. Mustard oil cake, is such a substance, cheap and easy to break down and apply to the soil as a conditioner. In addition to reducing viruses and nematodes, mustard oil cake increases plant survival rate and yields.