Cold-pressed oil can be used for cooking, provided the food is prepared on low heat. Remember, the extraction technique uses minimal heat so that the purpose of retaining the oil’s beneficial properties is served. So, if you use high heat while cooking, the purpose is defied. Also, the oil contains high levels of unsaturated fat, which can break down while cooking on high heat and degrade. Therefore, cold-pressed oil is best used by drizzling it over food like salad, pasta, and baked dishes.