Both wood pressing and cold pressing methods of extraction give crude and chemical free oils. In the wood pressing method, the tools are made of wood and in the cold pressing method, the tools are made of metal. The temperature in cold-pressing method is higher than the temperature in wood pressing method. Wood pressing preserves more nutrients than cold pressing. The yield is slightly lower in the wood press method than in the cold press method.
Despite the similarities between the two methods of oil extraction, there are differences between wood pressed and cold pressed coconut oil. Cold-pressed oil is a border spectrum that covers a variety of mechanisms used to produce a quality product at low temperatures. Wood pressed coconut oil only covers oil extraction with wood pastels (ghani, kolhu or chekku).
However, it is noteworthy that wood-pressed oils use cold-pressing methods to extract oil, which makes them a kind of cold-pressed oil.This means that all wood pressed oil can be called cold pressed oil, but not vice versa. If this is explained using a vane diagram, the small circle of wood pressed oil will be completely enclosed in the larger circle of cold pressed coconut oil.
It is worth noting here that although the yield obtained from both these methods is low, cold pressed and wood pressed coconut oil is a good option for your health. This is especially true when compared to modern refined oils that use a lot of heat and additives for oil extraction.
This means that oils extracted through traditional methods retain their properties and nutrients, while refined oils do not and cannot harm you in the long run.