Wooden Ghani is the best option to produce oil, especially mustard oil. Cows or other strong animals such as Buffalo were used to circle the traditional Ghani. Although many other customs from the past are getting rejected in modern times, conscious groups of people are trying to keep Ghani alive. Mainly because Ghani offers safety to the environment, taste and standard of oil.
Traditionally, before oil-processing machinery was invented, Ghani was the only way of oil production. For thousands of years, before the British Colonialism had happened in the Indian subcontinent, the agriculture of the area continued to apply traditional Ghani technology to produce sesame, mustard and coconut oil. Even in 1930, Mahatma Gandhi, in his Khadi movement, wanted to bring back the older system of oil production. It proves that before his endeavor, the number of traditional wooden Ghani was already decreasing. A research done in 1990 states that in the beginning of twentieth century, there were 500000 Ghani in India which would crush 97 percent of all oilseeds. But in 1990, only 4 percent of all oilseeds were processed using those traditional Ghani.
While wooden Ghani is getting more rare, the appeal of Ghani Oil is becoming more evident. Oil from Ghani tastes different and gives traditional flavors. The older generation who have tasted oil produced in their household in the past can understand and differentiate the original taste from the mechanical one. As flavor is the most attractive component of any oil, Ghani oil outsmarts oil from machines.
All these advantages in environment, taste and flavors. Then why would Ghani go through a fast extinction rate? Because machines offer a faster production system. While a Wooden Ghani can only produce oil from 4-5 KGs of oilseeds, a machine can produce up to 20 KGs. Though the quality falls in those machines, these can produce 4x more than the traditional Ghani. To make more profit, commercial production based ventures are using these machines. Through mass production, they are creating more opportunities in profit-making.
Oil production in a Ghani is slow, but that ensures the produced oil is not burnt in the production-process. For the consumers, Ghani oil is more polished. Where in machines, such pure oil cannot be produced. For better health benefits, healthy environment and purest flavor, Ghani oil is the only choice available. Also, to attain the purest form of oil, this traditional approach of oil-production needs to return. Taking all these matters into consideration Fresh Mart produces Ghani Mustard Oil to ensure that only the best is delivered to customers.
In other words, Ghani oil should remain in every household. The desired return of Ghani oil in Bangladesh may seem tough but it is achievable. If the consumers decide to give up the machine-produced oil and turn to Ghani, even if it costs much, the tradition will surely be saved. In the process, consumers will enjoy the best color, fragrance and original taste of almost-extinct mustard oil.