Peanut oil, also known as groundnut oil orarach is oil, is a mild tasting vegetable oil derived from peanuts. It is often used in South Indian,Chinese and Southeast Asian cuisine, both for general cooking, and in the case of roasted oil, for added flavor.
Peanut oil has a high smoke point relative to many other cooking oils, so is commonly used for frying foods. Its major component fatty acids areoleic acid (46.8% as olein), linoleic acid (33.4% aslinolein), and palmiticacid (10.0% as palmitin). The oil also contains some stearic acid, arachidicacid, arachidonic acid, behenic acid, lignoceric acid and other fatty acids.
Cold-pressed oils have all their nutrients intact, retaining the natural properties of the oil-seeds, unlike refined oil. Ground nut oil contains good balance of PUFA(Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acid)MUFA(Mono Unsaturated Fatty acid) in a proportion that reduces the HDL(Bad Cholesterol) in the blood.Ground nut oil also contains Anti-oxidants, high content of fiber, Folic acid,Niacin, vit A.
· Total Fat 100 g
· Energy 884 Kcal
· Phytosterols 207 mg
· Zinc 0.01 mg
· Iron 0.03 mg
· Vitamin K 0.7 µg
· Vitamin E 15.69 mg
Cold pressed peanut oil has deep yellow color with pleasant nutty aroma and sweet taste. Refined oil has light yellow and has the neutral taste.However, refining makes it virtually devoid of impurities and allergens. Its specific gravity @ 25 °C is 912-0.920, Iodine value-84–100,and saponification value-185–195.