What Seeds Make Oils?
Technically any seed can make oils but there are a few seeds that are relatively popular in comparison to others and take less time to process (and cost less). When we think of oils we typically think about oils that are used for cooking but not necessarily what seeds are used to actually make these oils. However, seeds are capable of producing oils that have several other uses as well. A few common seeds that are used to make oils are the following:
- Rice bran
What Are These Oils Used For?
The usage of oils varies from industry to industry and person to person. One thing remains the same however, oils are relevant essentials because they have several uses. Oils are used in cooking, beauty, home (e.g.: essential oils), and more.
While sunflower, soybean, rice bran, canola, corn oil are used widely in cooking a few of these oils have other uses as well.
- Coconut Oil: is a great moisturizer for the hair or body and can be used to pull bacteria from the mouth.
- Jojoba Oil: is another great moisturizer for hair and skin (can be used on wounds) and is a
- Hemp Oil: acts as a pain reliever, moisturizer, and dietary supplement.
- Corn Oil: can be used as a lubricant and is vital for the production of fuel for gasoline.
How Are Oils Made?
Of course, oils are made from seeds and there are several options available. Ironically enough, the process is similar to cooking a meal. The process involves several steps such as prepping, cleaning, processing the seed or plant, pressing (or stripping), extraction, and ultimately processing the oil itself now that it is in a pure state.
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