Ullaththin Arogiyame! Kudumbathin Arogiyam!!
AGS Aboorvam Food Products has been established in order to ensure everyone in this society that they are using healthy oil in their cooking. As we are from agricultural family, we do farm and grown oil seeds as well. And yeah! right; that's the source for our marachekku(Cold Pressed) oil. We use handpicked good quality oil seeds that are grown in our and neighbouring farmlands situated in Villuppuram district. Since 1975, we are selling chekku oils in and near of our village in a pretty small scale. Now we are elaborating our sales around Tamilnadu through stores and via online shop.
We are dealing with wholesale and retails and we also export our edible oils to United Kingdom (UK). Right now we are selling pure marachekku groundnut oil and sesame oil. In future we are planning to give you pure organic rice varieties. Our edible cooking oils are 100% natural then no chemicals and preservatives added. As a result the quality, aroma and taste of our marachekku(Cold Pressed) oils are authentic and reliable. Our marachekku(Cold Pressed) oils meets the quality standards of Food and Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
Unave Marunthu! Marunthe Unavu!!
Traditionally, south India was known for using cold pressed oil. Bullocks were led around the ‘chekku’, turning the wooden crusher to extract oil. It was sold loose and people would head to the mills with containers to collect it. Later, industrialized, refined oils took over the market, but now the wheel seems to have come full circle, with people heading back to the ‘chekku’.
Cold pressing is a technique in which the oil is mechanically pressed from the seeds at temperatures not exceeding 120⁰F. “The nutrients, which are usually destroyed by heat while churning and refining, are retained in this method.
Vaagai wood is used as the churner to extract oil as it is rich in medicinal properties and that’s why it is called as MARACHEKKU. It absorbs heat and maintains atmospheric temperature.
Pure cold-pressed oil is not refined, processed or deodorized. “It is also rich in antioxidants, which boosts immunity.”
Ullaththin Arogiyame! Udalin Arogiyam!!
Vaagai wood absorbs the heat generated during the extraction of oil from the seeds and maintains the atmospheric temperature. This quality helps to retain the natural nutritional value and aroma of the extracted oil. On the other side vaagai oil finds a special mention in ancient sangam literature too for its medicinal value in healing wounds. The cold pressed oil this way is a package of nutrients and natural medicine, something our ancestors enjoyed. We just have to reinvent and pass it to our future generation with utmost care and responsibility.